Recruitment

The AMSJ is now recruiting for positions beginning in the 2015 academic year.


Introduction

The Australian Medical Student Journal (AMSJ) is the national peer-reviewed biomedical journal for students. It is staffed entirely by medical students from around the country. As an AMSJ staff member you will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a journal, work with colleagues from across Australia and be a part of a team that publishes the AMSJ.

Information for Applicants

Being a staff member of the AMSJ is a significant commitment of time and effort and should not be taken on lightly or by those who are over-committed in other areas. Most importantly, applicants should be genuinely keen to make a positive contribution to the AMSJ through executing assigned tasks effectively, promptly and whole-heartedly. The AMSJ is still a relatively young organisation and applicants must be eager to positively shape the journal through its formative years.

Applicants from ALL STATES in Australia are accepted provided that they will be able to attend meetings via Skype or Google Hangouts.

Positions Available

  • Associate Editors (see position description in the table, multiple positions to fill)
  • Social Media Officer (new position – responsible for the AMSJ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, one position to fill)

Full position descriptions are available in the position description table attached here.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted as a single four-page Word document emailed to c.foerster@amsj.org by 10 October 2014 with your name and the position you are applying for in the subject. Please carefully follow the outline below.

This application document should include the following sections:

(a) Details Page (one page): This should include (in this order, with numbers):

1. Full name

2. Position being applied for

3. Second preference position (optional)

4. University

5. Degree

6. Year of degree (and total number of years)

7. Undergraduate or postgraduate

8. Previous degree (if applicable)

9. Mobile phone number

10. Email address

11. Residential address

12. Name, position, phone number (preferably mobile), and email address of referee 1

13. Name, position, phone number (preferably mobile), and email address of referee 2

(b) Cover Letter (one page): Outlining your suitability for the position you are applying for.

(c) Curriculum Vitae (two pages): Outlining your experience and achievements in areas that relate to the position you are applying for.  This should also provide some evidence of academic performance.

Applications will be reviewed by the AMSJ executive and interviews for candidates who progress past the first stage will be conducted via Skype. Successful applicants will join the AMSJ team beginning in the first semester of 2015 and will be expected to remain with the journal for a term of at least one year.

Any Questions?

Please contact the Chris Foerster, Executive Director (Internal) at c.foerster@amsj.org or 0406 397 801.

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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
ABN: 51967802511