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Fellow Haematology - Perth

14 May 2024 9:12 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

Fellow in Haematology - Royal Perth Hospital

Position closes 12 June 2024

An opportunity is available at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for Fellow / Senior Registrar in clinical and laboratory haematology available from February 2025 until January 2026.

The position is suitable for trainees who have completed or are completing RACP and RACPA joint training in 2024 and wish to develop further expertise in clinical and laboratory haematology as well as options to be involved in research projects currently underway. Applicants must have passed part 1 FRACP.

The department runs a comprehensive library of clinical trials across the spectrum of haematology malignancies. The clinical trials range from phase 1 to phase 3 including first in- human studies. The department focus is on acute myeloid leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma and myeloproliferative disorders.

A Cellular Therapy Program is underway 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 cells and trials of “off the shelf” allogeneic CAR-T cells.

RPH Haematology Fellows will 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.

  • Improving the detection of 17p deletion in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and multiple myeloma using novel immunoflow-FISH.

  • Platelet transcriptome as novel biomarker in myeloproliferative neoplasms

    There is a significant service commitment shared with advanced trainees in performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies, reporting laboratory results including peripheral bloods and flow cytometry. Clinical responsibilities include rostering to inpatient care, outpatients and the consultative service and an on call commitment.

    This position is a useful steppingstone to a Consultant position. The holder is encouraged to develop a research interest and will be supported by the department to apply for funding for a full time salaried research position in 2026

    Please forward an expression of interest and a CV by Wednesday 12th June 2024 with the names and contact details (email and telephone number) of 3 referees to:

    Professor Michael Leahy
    Head of Haematology,
    Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    michael.leahy@health.wa.gov.au

    +61 438 384 482

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