An opportunity exists for an experienced and driven haematology or medical oncology registrar to work as a Clinical Fellow for the Malaghan Institute’s established chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell programme in Wellington, New Zealand. This will be a full-time role, available from July 2021, and will be for a fixed term of one or two years, depending on the applicant.
As our new Clinical fellow Fellow will be based at the Malaghan Institute, and will spend time at Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre and at the Clinical Trials Unit at Capital & Coast District Health Board. You will report to the Clinical Director Dr Robert Weinkove, and will work with the other Investigators, Clinical Trials Nurses, Quality Facilitator and CAR T-cell GMP team to gain experience in CAR T-cell delivery, toxicity management, clinical trial design and conduct, and cellular therapy quality systems. This Fellowship can be combined with a post-graduate degree qualification.
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) is New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute, with a focus on breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy. We have over 100 staff committed to finding cures for diseases using the body’s own immune system. We are currently enrolling to a phase I clinical trial of a new third-generation chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for patients with relapsed and refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (ClinicalTrials.gov reference NCT04049513).
Our successful applicant will be proactive and enthusiastic, show effective time management skills, and be able to work with clinicians, allied health workers and scientists. An analytical thinker, you will be proficient in solving problems, from initial information gathering to a well-considered solution and subsequent monitoring and evaluation.
Applicants must hold or be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
The Malaghan Institute is committed to Vision Mātauranga, and supports Māori health advancement in partnership with Te Urungi Māori, the Institute’s Māori advisory group. We welcome Māori applicants for this role. The Malaghan Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Education and experience
If you share the Malaghan Institute’s passion for curing disease, and think you’d be a valuable addition to our CAR T-cell Programme, apply now by sending your cover letter and CV. Applications close 5pm Sunday 7 February 2021 for an anticipated July start. Interviews may be held throughout should the right candidate apply. Don’t wait, apply today!
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