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Haematology Fellows - Royal Perth Hospital

26 Apr 2023 9:55 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

Fellows in Haematology: Available from February 2024

Exciting positions are available at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for Fellows/ Senior Registrars in clinical and laboratory haematology available from February 2024 until January 2025.

The 2 positions are suitable for trainees who have completed, or are completing, RACP and RCPA joint training or equivalent in 2023 or 2024 and wish to develop further expertise in clinical research. Applicants must have completed part 1 FRACP.

Position 1 is a Clinical Trials Fellow with the opportunity to coordinate and co-lead clinical trials across the spectrum of haematology malignancies. The clinical trials range from phase I to phase III, including first-in- human studies. The department focus is on acute myeloid leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and myeloproliferative disorders.

Position 2 is a Cellular Therapy Fellow. Working with Cell and Tissue Therapies of Western Australia (CTTWA), 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 and is actively involved with a CAR-T cell therapy developmental program using autologous and trials of “off the shelf” allogeneic CAR-T cells.

RPH Haematology Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in translational research projects in collaboration with Professor Wendy Erber and her team at the University of Western Australia. Fellows have recently been successful applicants for research grants looking at:

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

  • Chromosomal analysis of haematological malignancies by imaging flow cytometry for CLL and myeloma using the world-first immunoflow-FISH method.

  • Platelet transcriptome as novel biomarker in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Responsibilities also include a shared service commitment with other Fellows and advanced Trainees in performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies, reporting laboratory results including peripheral bloods and flow cytometry. Clinical responsibilities include inpatient care, outpatients and a consultative service and an on call commitment.

Please forward an expression of interest and a CV by 31 May 2023 with the names and contact details (email and telephone number) of 2 referees to:

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


145 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 8097 8114

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