Associate Professor of Adult Epilepsy

Melbourne Medical School

This is an outstanding opportunity for a successful mid-career epilepsy clinician scientist to head the internationally recognised Austin Health Comprehensive Program following the retirement from clinical duties of Professor Sam Berkovic AC FRS, and to do high level research and teaching in the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine and Radiology at Austin Health.  Research activities may integrate with the ongoing internationally leading genetics and brain imaging research on the campus or be in a complementary field.  The relationships at the Austin campus and with other Melbourne groups working in epilepsy is highly collaborative providing great opportunities for an emerging or established leader to make a great impact. 

About you:

You should hold relevant qualifications such as Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians or equivalent, been awarded a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (or possess qualifications that will enable registration).

You should have a demonstrated strong track record of leadership and in providing clinical care to patients with epilepsy in both ambulatory and in-hospital settings, EEG and video-monitoring skills, as well as expertise in general neurology

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Hugh Green Foundation Chair in Translational Neuroscience 

Organisation Unit: University of Auckland

  • Lead the development of a collaborative Translational Neuroscience research programme in the Centre for Brain Research to improve the health of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region
  • Teach exceptional students and collaborate with world leading colleagues across the top-ranked university in New Zealand
  • If a practicing clinician, undertake clinical duties up to 0.5 FTE with local District Health Board(s) or in private practice

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR) - under the guidance of Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull - is one of the leading brain research institutes in the world, acknowledged locally and internationally for its ground-breaking work in advancing neuroscience and healthcare. The CBR is a large and diverse university research centre spanning multiple faculties, which is engaged with over 400 staff and students encompassing disciplines and academic activities that focus on the prevention and treatment of brain health and wellbeing through research ranging from basic and laboratory science to clinical care and disorders and the promotion of population health and through engagement with communities.

The Chair in Translational Neuroscience will provide leadership in neuroscience research, clinical translation, education and knowledge exchange in order to improve patient outcomes in New Zealand and around the world. This new role will build upon the existing clinical and research strengths of the CBR to develop a vibrant academic research programme harnessing existing research excellence within the CBR and contributing to further research development across the neuroscience community.

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