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Neuroimmunology Fellow - 2024
The Neuroimmunology Fellow position gives the candidate the possibility to learn about the spectrum of neuro-immunological diseases (including MS, MOGAD and NMOSD), multidisciplinary care of patients, management of immune therapy as well as symptom control. The candidate will also have simple procedural commitments including lumbar puncture and intrathecal baclofen pump refill clinics. The clinic has a strong research focus and the opportunity is given to be part of existing projects and clinical trials and to develop their own project including the opportunity to pursue a PhD. The candidate will be part of the department of Neurology and can participate in the on call roster for general neurology and stroke. This position is for doctors with FRACP qualification or equivalent with interest in Neurology and/or Immunology.
- MBBS or equivalent, currently registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category
- Successful completion of FRACP Medicine exam
- Current medical registration in Australia
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to education and teaching of junior medical officers, nursing and allied health staff
- This position is subject to an appropriate supervision level which can be supported by the health agency. If the incumbent’s registration conditions include supervision requirements, the level of supervision must be able to be supported by the health agency for this role.
- Valid Working with Children Check
- Cleared National Police Check
- Aged Care Check for Australian Government funded positions
- Compliance with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009 for Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified infectious diseases.
Next intake: February 2024
Closing date for applications: TBA
For more information or to submit an expression of interest please contact MS Clinic
Higher Degree Opportunities
PhD: Opportunities exist within the MS Research team to complete an research higher degree (RHD) at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Prof. Jeannette Lechner-Scott and Dr. Vicki Maltby with the support of a large research team that includes experts in bioinformatics, laboratory researcher, neuro-immunology and clinical studies. We have a number of projects available but are also willing to work with prospective RHD students to develop their own ideas.
CURRENT POTENTIAL PROJECTS
- High resolution human leukocyte antigen typing and relationship to environmental factors in Multiple Sclerosis. This study will use existing data to focus on high resolution HLA typing in MS cohorts from Australia to investigate the integration of multiple environmental factors with different HLA types.
- Epigenetic factors associated with treatment status in Multiple Sclerosis: This study will investigate the DNA methylation profiles of immune cell subtypes in people with MS before and after treatment For key dates and information about how to begin you RHD studies, see here.
Immunology Crossroads - planning for 2023
Bringing together experts in Neuroimmunology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and Oncology, the Immunology Crossroads meeting delivers up to date presentations reflecting the crossover of the immune system in these disease states. Short case studies and keynote speakers gather to shed light on latest research. Immunology Crossroads 2023 is in planning phase. If you'd like to know more about meeting sponsorship opportunities please email.
Meeting dates: late August 2023. More information to follow.
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis - open in September and March
'Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS)' is a free online course that aims to improve understanding and awareness of MS. Members of the public will increase their knowledge of MS-related issues and those in the MS Community will be empowered to create and contribute to personalised MS management plans.
This course was developed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in partnership with Multiple Sclerosis Plus, and in collaboration with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre