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

  • Online Publications Officers (3 positions)

Full position descriptions are available here.

Please note that for the Online Publications Officer positions only, applicants do not need to be medical students.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted as a single four-page Word document emailed to (cc’d to Applications are due by 30 June 2015.

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.

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

Any Questions?

For questions relating to the Co-Editor of AMSJ Science Newsletter positions, please contact Grace Yeung, Executive Director (External), at or 0422 357 933.

For questions relating to the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Blog Editor, or Online Publications Officer positions, please contact Chris Foerster, Executive Director (Internal), at or 0406 397 801 or Karen Du,