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.
- Co-Editor of AMSJ Science Newsletter (2 positions)
- Executive Director (Internal) (1 position)
- Editor of the AMSJ Blog (1 position)
- 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.
Applications must be submitted as a single four-page Word document emailed to Secretary@amsj.org except for Co-Editor of AMSJ Science Newsletter positions where the applications should be sent only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by 22 April 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):
- Full name
- Position being applied for
- Second preference position (optional)
- Year of degree (and total number of years)
- Undergraduate or postgraduate
- Previous degree (if applicable)
- Mobile phone number
- Email address
- Residential address
- Name, position, phone number (preferably mobile), and email address of referee 1
- 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.
For questions relating to the Co-Editor of AMSJ Science Newsletter positions, please contact Grace Yeung, Executive Director (External), at email@example.com or 0422 357 933.
For questions relating to the Executive Director, Blog Editor, or Online Publications Officer positions, please contact Chris Foerster, Executive Director (Internal), at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0406 397 801.