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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 Officer

A Research Officer is being sought to join the group of Dr Hamish McWilliam within the laboratory of Professor Jose Villadangos in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. The Research Officer will undertake an exciting project to understand how the immune system detects pathogenic and commensal microbes through their metabolites, mediated through the host protein ‘MR1’, employing immunology and cell biology techniques.

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The deadline for applications is 11.55pm AEST on Tuesday, 16 February.  

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