Fellow - Epilepsy/Research (Neurology Department), 12 months fixed term
Do you want to work in the largest neurology department in Australasia?
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and a great place to live and work
A position is available for an epilepsy fellow in Auckland, New Zealand.
You will be expected to work on two exciting research projects and approximately 50% of your time will involve clinical epilepsy work.
The research will involve studies undertaken by the EpiNet Study group (www.epinet.co.nz)
The EpiNet Study group is undertaking a major international case-control study of SUDEP. This is being led from Auckland. The goal is to prospectively identify 200 cases of SUDEP. For each case, four control subjects from the same cohort as the case will be identified. Interviews will be conducted with relatives of the cases, and the controls, and notes will be reviewed, in an effort to identify factors that increase or decrease the risk of SUDEP.
The EpiNet Study group is also running a series of 5 related trials in new onset epilepsy, in which patients are randomized to Levetiracetam, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine or Sodium Valproate. The particular drugs to which a patient can be randomized depend on the seizure type and the appropriateness of treatment with valproate. The EpiNet-First trials are open pragmatic trials conducted along similar lines to the SANAD trials. The trials are multicenter, international studies which are being run from Auckland Hospital.
In addition, you will attend epilepsy outpatient clinics and will be involved with the workup of the patients having surgery. You will be expected to report EEGs (and will receive training on this)
The position is available for one year, starting sometime between December 2019 and the end of February 2020.
Applicants should be intending to follow a career in clinical neurology.
As the ideal candidate, you will be either registered or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Please note, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz
For assistance with the online application process contact Pieter Erasmus, Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children's Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.
Auckland DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that values and embraces the diverse population we serve. We welcome and support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religion.