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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
Email: jocelyn.mora@unimelb.edu.au

Further information: https://www.snaptrial.net/

Research Support Officer

The Translational Models of Infectious Disease Laboratory is seeking a Research Support Officer to join the laboratory within the Department of Infectious diseases at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. 

The Laboratory plans and executes clinical trials using experimental infection of human volunteers to accelerate drug and vaccine development to prevent, treat and eliminate infectious diseases of global importance. This system provides unrivalled opportunities to study the in vivo biology of infectious diseases to expand our knowledge of host pathogen biology and to accelerate applied translational research focused on product development.

The successful applicant will conduct both independent and team-based research and be responsible for the day to day laboratory operations. 

View the Position Description and Selection Criteria.

The deadline for applications is Thurdsay, 1 April.

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