Registration CLOSING June 3

Positions Vacant

EOI for one PhD candidate

to conduct experimental and clinical research in normothermic machine perfusion in kidney transplantation.

This project investigates how to devise novel perfusates, in collaboration with the biomedical engineering department of the University of Sydney and compare kidney cell injury again using the ex vivo normothermic machine perfusion model. The project will also involve evaluating the process of kidney injury in deceased donor kidney transplantation.
The PhD candidate will develop skills in basic science and translational research in clinical transplantation. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Sydney, Westmead hospital and the Westmead Institute of Medical Research.

About you
The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at University of Sydney involves consideration of your academic merit and research background.

  • Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants.

  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours or a Masters degree.

 About the scholarship
Annual stipend of $45,000 for a period of up to three years of full-time study.

 Expression of interest
All expression of interests must be submitted to Professor Henry Pleass ([email protected]). The closing date of the expression of Interests is: 1st June 2022. The expression of interests must contain a statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship

  • Research proposal

  • Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section

  • A curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Names of two referees


ANZDATA COVID Working Group

Expression of Interest Overview

General Member

Members of the Nephrology and Nursing community are invited to join the ANZDATA COVID Working Group through the Expression of Interest process. Members are selected to provide a range of skills including leadership, sub-specialty expertise, registry data analysis and teamwork with the aim of to maximise the output and utility of ANZDATA, and to continually review the scientific basis of data collection.

The Working Group will have a role in providing advice to the ANZDATA Executive and operations around;

>       Assessment and handling of data requests that focus on aspects of COVID related to both dialysis and kidney transplantation.

>       Review of data items captured by the ANZDATA survey relevant to their area

>       Promotion and utilisation of ANZDATA data:

>       Generation of research ideas/data analysis/publication and presentations

>       Fielding queries/applications/suggestions for research from ANZDATA contributors outside the working group and, where deemed appropriate, facilitating such research whether that be carried out by the persons making the request, by the working group, or by a combination of the two.

>         Assistance with relevant area(s)/chapter(s) for the Annual Report

Advanced Trainee

 RACP Advanced trainees in Nephrology will also be eligible to join the COVID working group through the Expression of Interest process. For trainees;

>       EOIs will occur annually with one advanced trainee accepted per working group each year for an initial 2-year term

>       Maximum of 2 trainees per working group

>       Selection will be based on (i) demonstrated data analysis skills and (ii) current involvement in ANZDATA projects

>       Letter of support from RACP supervisor or Head of Unit for Advanced trainee membership is a pre-requisite for application

Expressions of interest should be forwarded as:

1.       Brief cover letter

2.       CV

3.       Email to [email protected]

For further information please email: Associate Professor Solomon Menahem [email protected], Dr Sradha Kotwal [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 10 June 2022


EOI for ANZDATA Working Groups

Expression of Interest Overview

Members of the Nephrology community are invited to join ANZDATA Working Group vacancies through the Expression of Interest process The Working Group has a role in providing advice to further develop registry operations, activities, and outputs, including;

* Direction of data collection

* Assessment of data requests

* Generation of research ideas/data analysis/publication and presentations

* Assistance with relevant annual report chapter(s).

Membership Opportunities

General members are selected to provide a range of skills including leadership, sub-specialty expertise, registry data analysis and teamwork with the aim of ANZDATA-based research to maximise the scientific output of ANZDATA, and to continually review the scientific basis of data collection.

Advanced trainees or Early Career Researchers are selected based on demonstrated data analysis skills and (ii) current involvement in ANZDATA projects with a Letter of support from the RACP supervisor or Head of Unit.

Email enquiries to [email protected]

Working groups with vacancies

•            Aotearoa NZ WG are seeking two Advanced Trainees  (https://www.anzdata.org.au/anzdata/about/working-groups/aotearoa-new-zealand-working-group/)

•            Peritoneal Dialysis WG are seeking a General Member and an Advanced Trainee (https://www.anzdata.org.au/anzdata/about/working-groups/peritoneal-dialysis-working-group/)

•            Paediatric WG are seeking an Advanced Trainee (https://www.anzdata.org.au/anzdata/about/working-groups/paediatric/)

 Expressions of interest should be forwarded as:

1. Brief cover letter that includes which committee/working group you are expressing interest to join.

2. CV

3. Email to [email protected]