New combined PhD/FRCPA program in 2011
Applications are currently being sought for a new combined PhD/FRCPA program being launched in 2011. Developed by the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and Sydney Medical School, the program is designed to encourage and support trainees who have a strong interest in both clinical research and practice. This is an exciting opportunity for the right applicant who will be known as a “Dean’s Fellow “ and will benefit from both the skills and expertise of leading clinicians, and the knowledge and experience of career academics who will support the applicant’s academic development.
Commencing in 2011, the successful applicant will spend 3 years working towards a PhD in the Discipline of Pathology at Sydney Medical School prior to completing their RCPA Fellowship training requirements.
For the 2011 program the PhD will be in the area of Melanoma under Clinical Professor Richard Scolyer or in the area of Breast Cancer under Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Sandra O’Toole, depending on the successful applicant’s area of interest.
The successful candidate will be funded at registrar level for the first two years of the program which includes a 2 day per week seconded role within the Department of Tissue Pathology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital involving training in diagnostic anatomical pathology. Funding for completion of the program is anticipated to be secured through a NHMRC scholarship.
The position will foster the development of advanced research skills and provide involvement in translational projects. A high level of academic achievement and an interest in teaching and research are desirable qualities.
For further information and to apply
Click here for an information sheet with further details and instructions on how to apply.
Applications close 23 August 2010