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Fremantle Arthroplasty Research Fellowship


Primary - Associate Professor Chris Jones

Co-Supervisor - Professor Piers Yates

Practice Location(s)

Primary - Fremantle Hospital, St John of God Hospital (Murdoch), Mount Hospital

Secondary – Fiona Stanley Hospital, Rockingham General Hospital


Blending urban cool with raw natural beauty, Perth is effortlessly Australian. With its immersive experiences and proximity to a range of daytrip destinations including Rottnest Island, Margaret River Wine Region and the exquisite Kimberly Region, Australia's sunniest capital city is a place where relaxation and adventure go hand in hand. Perth ranked 32 out of 150 of the Best Cities for Families, beating all but one other Australian capital city.


6 months; a 12 month option can be considered on application

Fellowship Goals:

  • Gain technical experience and develop competency in performing primary Arthroplasty, under supervision
  • Coordinate basic science and clinical Arthroplasty research projects
  • Prepare research results for dissemination through publication or presentation

As a clinician, the Fellow will adopt responsibility for the provision of evidence-based care to Arthroplasty patients both pre and post operatively. They will

  • elicit and document accurate and reproducible examination findings from which research results can be extracted,
  • perform analysis of the data and prepare and submit high quality research.
  • Under direct supervision, the Fellow will become competent in performing Primary Arthroplasty and work towards competency in Revision Arthroplasty.

Clinical Experience Access:

  • Primary Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee
  • Robotic Surgery (MAKO & VELYS)
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Allograft Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Osteotomy


$100k per annum + On-call trauma allowance/penalties + private assisting fees + paid leave + 9% superannuation


This Fellowship is suitable for an Orthopaedic surgeon who is in the final term of Orthopaedic training or has recently completed training. This level of experience and training has proven to allow our Fellow’s to publish high standard peer reviewed articles.

Application Instructions & Conditions of Appointment

  • Enthusiastic, Talented and Motivated Junior Orthopaedic Surgeon with solid base knowledge of Arthroplasty (Primary & Revision)
  • Commitment to and interest in Orthopaedic Research with a willingness to learn complex procedures and achieve surgical independence
  • Eligible for Medical Board of Australia Registration
  • Completion of Orthopaedic Training/FRACS equivalent in Home Country
  • Meets AHPRA English proficiency requirements
  • Updated CV with detailed cover letter & two (2) nominated and/or written references to OrthopaedicFellowshipsWA@health.wa.gov.au

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