Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist - Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer - Stunning Auckland City - New Zealand

Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ref: 3705 Date Posted: Tuesday 18 Apr 2017
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Exciting Academic Opportunity in Auckland, New Zealand

This is ideal for those who are interested in combining an interesting and forward thinking academic role, with life in a vibrant, multicultural city that offers a relaxed outdoors lifestyle and an ideal climate.

The University of Auckland, New Zealand's preeminent research-led University and Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) have joined together to appoint an Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer, in a role designed to further advance already flourishing research in Maternal Fetal Medicine and enhance the existing clinical expertise.

  • Mix of research, teaching and clinical work
  • Competitive remuneration package 
  • Relocation support (financial assistance)
  • Support with medical registration and work visa (reimbursement of costs)

The University of Auckland is recognised internationally as a centre of academic excellence and is NZ’s largest University. The prestigious Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a long standing track record of undertaking world class clinical and basic science research, especially in MFM, stemming from revolutionary research in the 1970s/80s.

National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital (ADHB) is the largest maternity hospital in Australasia and a leading provider of Women’s Health and Level 3 Neonatal services to the Northern part of the North Island of New Zealand, which includes subspecialty services in MFM. ADHB is also the largest of four regional tertiary centres within the National MFM Service Network in NZ. It has a catchment area of approximately 1,000,000 with 7,000 births per annum and 20,000 city-wide across Auckland.

We are therefore seeking an experienced Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist to take up this new and exciting role that brings together these two leading organisations. You will be based in Auckland City Hospital and your time will be split 50% academic and 50% clinical, enabling you to maintain your clinical skills and expertise, whilst further expanding your research portfolio.

To be considered for this role, you must be an obstetrician and gynaecologist with subspecialty qualifications in Maternal Fetal Medicine who is also passionate about research and research-led teaching. Your experience in Maternal Fetal Medicine research should be backed by an appropriate qualification (PhD, MD or equivalent) and the ability to obtain New Zealand medical registration.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to make a real change, working with an extremely supportive team, to shape, develop and contribute to an excellent and vital service.

Full support will be provided by The University of Auckland on medical registration and immigration. Financial and practical relocation assistance will also be provided to successful candidates.

The Location

Auckland is a vibrant, sophisticated coastal city that consistently rates in the top five cities in the world to live in. It easily blends contemporary living, a rich heritage, economic innovation and success with a uniqueness that makes it a first class destination for all.

Auckland has a cosmopolitan environment. It’s lucky inhabitants enjoy beautiful beaches, native forests and spacious city parklands in a warm and sunny climate. Situated between two beautiful natural harbours, the ‘City of Sails’ is known for its sailing, superyachts and outdoor lifestyle. Auckland’s fabulous real estate, eclectic cafes, top restaurants, sophisticated nightlife, boutique shops, markets and its ability to host world class events make it a city hard to ignore.

Picture yourself exploring the city on a weekend - strolling along the waterfront in the sunshine, having brunch or a coffee with friends, some shopping and then some fabulous locally-sourced food for dinner.

It’s also known for its diversity with so many cultures and nations represented - from Maori and Pacific Island, to the UK, Europe and Asia - you can see and enjoy this genuine ‘world city’. There is so much on offer here - in the largest and most diverse city in New Zealand.

There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

  • Great public transport links around Auckland City
  • International Airport, meaning flight connections to/from NZ are really easy
  • Excellent education system, with private and public schools, as well as prestigious tertiary institutions
  • Strong real estate market and housing to suit your lifestyle needs – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see native birds and marine life in their natural habitat
  • Living well and feeling healthy is positively embraced as a lifestyle for all the family
  • Voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”

This is a perfect place to experience the famously high Kiwi quality of life, whilst also enjoying a fresh professional challenge.

If you are interested, please contact Laura Sanders in strict confidence to have an initial and informal discussion.  

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Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn