The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

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Research Projects

Project: SNAP - Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform Trial

Tong Group

We are developing a novel adaptive platform trial to optimise management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. There are many elements involved in setting up such a platform trial, ranging from Bayesian statistical modelling, protocol development, streamlined consent processes and ethical considerations. We are looking for motivated individuals keen to learn about applying these novel methodologies to a key clinical infectious diseases syndrome.

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information and application enquiries

Project Supervisor

Associate Professor Steven Tong

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Tong Group

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2 vacancies

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Indigenous Health
Public Health
Translational and Clinical Research

The Tong group encompasses a multi-disciplinary group crossing bacterial and viral genomics, epidemiology, Indigenous health and clinical trials. We are committed to improving Indigenous health with partners in northern Australia, and developing capacity for conducting multi-centre clinical trials using novel methodologies. At the Doherty Institute, we collaborate extensively with the epidemiology and mathematical modelling groups, and the Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics team.