Fellowship in experimental microsurgery

How to apply

The Microsearch Foundation of Australia offers two fellowships for research in microsurgery at the University of Sydney. Each fellowship commences in January each year for a 12 month period.

Applicants should have completed at least part of their residency in either general, orthopaedic or plastic surgery. The positions are most suited to surgeons with a strong interest in reconstructive microsurgery. Preference will be given to surgeons with previous exposure to microsurgical techniques.

Current research topics include microsurgical models to promote drug-free organ transplant acceptance.

Depending on the candidate's ability to fulfill the requirements for enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Sydney University, scholarships of 3 years duration can be offered to support research in microsurgery or tissue engineering leading to the award of a PhD degree.

Additional positions are available for self-funded surgeons for 3-12 month fellowships. These positions include an initial comprehensive training period in basic and/or advanced microsurgical techniques.

The Microsearch Foundation is a premier microsurgical institution and has been teaching and researching new techniques since 1974. It is conveniently located on the Sydney University campus, 15 minutes from Sydney CBD and provides full facilities for animal research including state of the art equipment. Fellows are expected to complete at least one major project and author a relevant scientific publication during the fellowship.

Please forward applications (including Curriculum Vitae and 3 letters of reference) to:

Dr Alex Bishop
Research Director
Microsearch Foundation of Australia
Blackburn Building DO6
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

For further information please email , Research Director.