Shine Translational Research Fellowships 2013
Call for Applications
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading biomedical research institutes, with major programs in cancer, immunological disease, neurological disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. St Vincent’s Hospital is recognized as one of Australia’s leading and technologically advanced teaching hospitals. Both institutions are jointly committed to supporting research excellence and the translation of research discoveries into effective prevention and treatment strategies to extend and improve quality of life.
The Shine Translation Research Fellowship program has been jointly established by the two institutions to support clinicians at St Vincent’s Hospital in undertaking translational research at the Garvan Institute and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
These Fellowships are named in honor of Professor John Shine, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute from 1990-2011. Professor Shine has had a distinguished career in medical research, known for his discoveries in gene structure and also for his roles on the NHMRC Council, Australian Academy of Sciences and many scientific advisory panels, as well as his passion for translating scientific discoveries into clinical benefits.
We are now calling for applications from clinicians with a current appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital.
The Fellowships aim to:
- Provide the opportunity for clinical practitioners to participate directly in research projects as an integral component of their professional career,
- Enhance close integration of investigative and translational research activities, and
- Facilitate translation of research discoveries into clinical practice.
The Fellowships will provide funding of up to $150,000 pa over a three year period to support a part-time research commitment. The actual level of funding will depend on the seniority of the successful applicants. Fellowship funds will be provided as a “one line” grant and can be used for salary (related to seniority and proportion of working time), salary on-costs and any direct or indirect research support costs, including travel, consumables, access to specialized facilities etc.
In addition to their clinical appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital, successful applicants will be afforded appointment at the Garvan Institute and enjoy the benefits of employee status. They may also be granted affiliation with the University of New South Wales.
Closing date for Applications – 31 August 2012
Quality of academic and research track record.
- Success in obtaining fellowships and/or grants.
- Quality of research plan, including synergy of basic and clinical aims and potential for translation to improved health care practice.
- Alignment with the research and clinical expertise of the Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital.
While Fellowships are not restricted to any particular areas of clinical research, submissions are encouraged from individuals with interests in the application of genomic science (in the broadest sense) in translational research.
Applications will be considered from all levels of seniority, but the program is primarily directed at young clinician scientists who may be completing postdoctoral training and seeking a clinical position in a vibrant research environment from which to launch the next phase of their career.
Applicants must be medical graduates with PhD or MD qualifications.
- Applicants should submit, electronically to the address below, their CV (including the names of three professional referees) together with a 2-3 page research proposal outlining their research vision, the work they would undertake during the Fellowship, and how it aligns with the research interests of Garvan and St Vincent’s Hospital.
- Interested clinicians are also advised that they should approach their SVH Program Director for approval to apply
- Closing date for applications: 31 August 2012