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Fellow in Haematology, Royal Perth Hospital: February 2023

5 Sep 2022 11:51 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

A position has recently become available at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for a Fellow/Senior Registrar in clinical and laboratory haematology commencing February 2023.
The post is suitable for trainees who have completed, or are completing, RACP and RCPA joint training in 2022/3 and wish to develop further expertise in patient management and clinical research. Possession of FRACP Part 1 is essential.

A significant role of the position is to work with the clinical trials unit in enrolling patients and managing clinical trials. The Haematology Department is involved with clinical trials across the spectrum of haematological malignancies with a focus on acute myeloid leukaemia, multiple myeloma and lymphoma.

Cell and Tissue Therapies of Western Australia (CTTWA) is a facility on site at RPH responsible for stem cell processing for autologous stem cell transplants and the development of cellular therapies. The haematology department works closely with CTTWA which is currently running trials assessing the immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells in myelodysplasia, inflammatory bowel disease and organ transplant rejection. A CAR-T Cell program is in development.

RPH Haematology Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in research projects in collaboration with Professor Wendy Erber and her team at the University of Western Australia. The projects include:

  • The role of plasma DNA (liquid biopsies) in the diagnosis and management of acute myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

  • Detection of chromosomal abnormalities in haematological malignancies by FISH using a novel imaging flow cytometry technique.

  • Genomic instability in Myeloproliferative neoplasms.

    Other responsibilities include a shared service commitment with other fellows and advanced trainees in performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies, reporting laboratory results including peripheral blood films and flow cytometry. Clinical responsibilities include inpatient care, outpatients and a consultative service and an on call commitment.

    The appointed Fellow(s) are encouraged to apply for local and national research grants with a view to a research fellowship extension for the second year.
    Please forward an expression of interest and a CV by Friday 30 September 2022 with the names and contact details of 2 professional referees

    Professor Michael Leahy
    Head of Haematology,
    Royal Perth Hospital,
    Perth, 6000, Western Australia
      email  +61 438 384 482


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