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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) PhD Research Program (Liver)

The HPB Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital is offering a full-time position in the field of liver surgery/liver cancer for enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) program at the University of Sydney commencing in 2018.

Research program opportunities related to Liver (but are not limited to):

  • Investigating tumour-stroma interactions in colorectal liver metastases
  • Investigating tumour-stroma interactions in HCC and/or cholangiocarcinoma
  • Prognostic biomarkers in liver malignancies
  • Pre-clinical modelling of liver malignancies
  • Quality of life after resection of malignant liver tumours
  • Impact of biological agents on outcome following resection of colorectal liver metastases
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For more information, please contact:
Professor Thomas J Hugh
[email protected]

 

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Sydney Vital Breast Cancer Implementation Research Scholarship – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is proud to offer a unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of breast cancer implementation science. The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary team at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Open to:

1. The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of breast cancer implementation science.

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

3. Applicants must have previous research experience.

4. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available. The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three years.

Open Date: Apply Now

Close Date: 3 September 2017

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For more information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/faculty/medicine#SC2124
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Research Fellowship in the area of Nanotechnology – CLOSED

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers for a Research Fellowship under Sydney Vital Flagship Program 3: Nanotechnology.

This is also to invite any of you interested in Translational Cancer Research to become a member of Sydney Vital.

Key Dates

Call for Applications: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 27th February 2017
Announcement of Outcome aim at: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Please read on: Flagship3_ Nanotechnology_Research Fellowship_ Application_2017-31012017

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Email: [email protected] for general information regarding your application submission.

Email: Alexander Engel: [email protected] for specific question regarding the Flagship 3.

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Research Scholarship Applications Round 5 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to offer 5 x Research Scholarship Awards to the value of $10,000 each for one year, to students, preclinical and clinical researchers working in the area of Translational Cancer Research.

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Implementation Research _ Seed Funding Round 2 – CLOSED

ABOUT THE EOI

Sydney Vital is calling for proposals for implementation research pilot projects via an Expression of Interests (EOI) process.

This expression of interest (EOI) may include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  •  Educate Sydney Vital member network on implementation (T3) of evidence based supportive care strategies for cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
  •  Develop Health Professional Education modules using e-learning techniques which can be made available to clinicians in NSW.
  •  Identify new clinical pathways or techniques based on the evidence based guidelines suitable for implementation
  •  Test methods for delivery of psychosocial support and reduction of treatment toxicity
  •  Identify ways to improve management of survivorship issues in cancer patients including cognitive dysfunction.
  •  Implement communication skills training or other self- care strategies for staff working with late stage cancer patients.
  •  Test new methods of care or prognostic factors for patients with late stage cancer.

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Up to $25,000 in funding to support the undertaking of an implementation research project. The funding must be spent within 12 months of receiving the award. Management team may allocate funding to one or more implementation research projects in the 2015-2016 calendar year.

For further information: Implementation Research_Seed Funding Round 2

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Implementation Research Seed Funding Round 2

ABOUT THE EOI

Sydney Vital is calling for proposals for implementation research pilot projects via an Expression of Interests (EOI) process.

This expression of interest (EOI) may include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  •  Educate Sydney Vital member network on implementation (T3) of evidence based supportive care strategies for cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
  •  Develop Health Professional Education modules using e-learning techniques which can be made available to clinicians in NSW.
  •  Identify new clinical pathways or techniques based on the evidence based guidelines suitable for implementation
  •  Test methods for delivery of psychosocial support and reduction of treatment toxicity
  •  Identify ways to improve management of survivorship issues in cancer patients including cognitive dysfunction.
  •  Implement communication skills training or other self- care strategies for staff working with late stage cancer patients.
  •  Test new methods of care or prognostic factors for patients with late stage cancer.

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Up to $25,000 in funding to support the undertaking of an implementation research project. The funding must be spent within 12 months of receiving the award. Management team may allocate funding to one or more implementation research projects in the 2015-2016 calendar year.

For further information: Implementation Research_Seed Funding Round 2

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Research Scholarship Awards Round 3 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to offer 5 x Research Scholarship Awards to the value of $15,000 each for one year to students, preclinical and clinical researchers working in the area of Translational Cancer Research. These awards are to be used to support the research and are to be spent at the discretion of the student and their supervisor(s).

Key Dates for Round 3

Call for Applications: 1 September 2015

Closing Date for Applications: 1 October 2015

Announcement of Outcome: 1 November 2015

Sydney Vital_Research Scholar Award_Guidelines_Round 3_2015

Sydney Vital Research Scholarship_General Feedback_Round 2

Other Grant Opportunities

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Implementation Research Pilot projects – CLOSED

CALL FOR EOI’S

Sydney Vital is calling for proposals for implementation research pilot projects via an Expression of Interests (EOI) process.
Sydney Vital will provide financial support for a number of implementation research projects in the 2015 calendar year.

This expression of interest (EOI) may include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
• Educate Sydney Vital member network on implementation (T3) of evidence based supportive care strategies for cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
• Develop Health Professional Education modules using e-learning techniques which can be made available to clinicians in NSW.
• Identify new clinical pathways or techniques based on the evidence based guidelines suitable for implementation
• Test methods for delivery of psychosocial support and reduction of treatment toxicity
• Evaluating new approaches to breast reconstruction and their impact on Quality of Life (QoL).
• Identify ways to improve management of survivorship issues in cancer patients.
• Test new methods of care or prognostic factors for patients with late stage cancer.

FUNDING AVAILABLE
Up to $25,000 in funding to support the undertaking of an implementation research project. The funding must be spent within 12 months of receiving the award. Management team may allocate funding to one or more projects.

Read More: Implementation Research_Seed Funding 2015_EOI
Closing Date for EOI’s: Friday, 5 June 2015

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Supportive care, end stage tumour, and end-of life management – CLOSED

CALL FOR EOI’S FOR PILLAR LEADERS

Sydney Vital is seeking 2 individuals to act as leader for Pillar 4:
“Supportive care, end stage tumours, and end-of life management”. The Pillar’s aims are deliberately broad to allow scope to explore and exploit strengths within the partner organisations. The Pillar provides base funding of $10 k p.a. (which can be further leveraged) to support activities to bring Pillar members together to develop new programs of research, both basic science and clinical, and to expand networks and collaborations. Ideally, the Pillars would have outputs that impact on the T1, T2 and T3 domains of translational research as defined by the CINSW, or the Sydney Vital Flagship Programs 1, 2, or 3 (www.sydneyvital.org.com). The Pillar leader is ideally an early to mid-career researcher who is currently developing their research portfolio.

Read More: Pillar 4 EOI_ 2015
Closing Date for EOI’s: Friday, 5th June 2015

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Flagship 1 Seed Funding – CLOSED

The Sydney Vital Flagship 1 program has up to $25,000 available to encourage the development of new research ideas in preclinical studies of treatment-resistant cancers. Projects should concern
(i) new therapies for treatment-resistant cancers, or
(ii) the identification of new biomarkers of treatment resistance.

Applications are sought from Sydney Vital members for two 1-year grants of up to $12,000 each in either of the above areas. Each applicant may submit only one application in this funding round. These grants are not intended to support the extension or expansion of existing research projects, but are to seed new ideas, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought.

Read More: Sydney Vital Flagship 1 SEED FUNDING

Closing date: Sunday, 17th May 2015

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