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Current vacancies

Consumer Representative for the SNAP Trial Steering Committee

We are looking for 1 consumer to join the SNAP (Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform) Trial Steering Committee, commencing as soon as possible.

Every year in Australia, ~5,000 people are hospitalised due to Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) bloodstream infections, with a mortality rate of 20% per episode. The SNAP trial aims to determine the best combination of treatment options for patients with golden staph bloodstream infections. The trial is in the early set-up phase and we are looking for a consumer to join monthly meetings (currently all online, approximately 1-2 hours/meeting) to discuss trial progress, review patient-facing documents, and provide input from a consumer perspective.

Ideally, we would like the applicant to have had a previous diagnosis of a serious infection and recovered either in hospital or a similar setting. The consumer will be reimbursed for their attendance at meetings ($60/hour) and where meetings occur in person, will be compensated for travel and sustenance provided.

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest and CV to the clinical trial manager:

Jocelyn Mora
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The University of Melbourne

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Research Assistant 

The Kent group at the Doherty Institute has an opening for a motivated research assistant to help with our viral immunology studies, including studying immunity to SARS-CoV-2, influenza and other viruses. The scientist will work with senior researchers Dr Hyon-Xhi Tan, Dr Jennifer Juno and Dr Adam Wheatley as part of a productive team of scientists.

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The deadline for applications is 11.55pm AEST on Sunday, 28 February.

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Medical Scientist

The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory is currently recruiting a Grade 2 Medicial Scientist to work in antiviral immunology with Professor Hans Netter. You will help to assess antiviral immune responses contributing to the clearance of a viral infection and be involved in exciting scientific discussions and presentations. (More)

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 3 March.


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