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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinician Researcher to create a functional interface between the clinical and research arms of type 1 diabetes (T1D) related activities. You will work within the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) campus, with the long-term aim of establishing an immunotherapy pipeline for T1D patients within the RCH.
This role will require the integration of laboratory-based discovery research with analysis of patient samples to build a wholistic picture of autoimmunity in children with T1D, forming a foundation for the creation of positive clinical outcomes. The position will incorporate both laboratory (0.8 FTE) and clinical (0.2 FTE) work and will be supported by a part time research assistant, research nurse and project manager.
The role will see you with primary responsibility of:
- Ability to work in outpatient clinical care as scheduled (2 clinics per week across Endocrinology and Diabetes) and inpatient clinical care as rostered.
- Undertaking discovery research into the mechanisms underlying autoimmunity in T1D.
- Providing supervision and support to junior medical staff (Fellows and SRMO), and provision of training and education to the department’s staff and medical students.
- Experience in Paediatric Endocrinology at a Consultant or Senior/Post-doctoral Fellow level
- RACP or equivalent College Fellowship.Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA
- PhD qualification pertinent to Type 1 Diabetes, immunology, and stem cell biology
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To be considered, applicants should submit:
Please submit your application in one combined pdf document.
For more information, please refer to the position description. Any specific questions related to this position should be directed to Prof Fergus Cameron at [email protected].
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All applicants, please be aware that in line with the Victorian Pandemic Orders and the Murdoch Children’s and VCGS COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all Murdoch Children’s and VCGS workers must be fully vaccinated (boosted), unless a valid medical exception applies.
Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Closing Date: 27 November 2022