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  1. Positions Vacant
  2. Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision release 2019 Granting Round Information




  1. Locum Haematology Staff Specialist, Concord, Sydney (7 months) (Closes: Soon)
  2. Fellow  in Haematology, Royal Perth Hospital, WA (Closes: 9 Aug 19)
  3. Haematology Senior Medical Officer and Clinical Director, Auckland, NZ (Closes: 15 Aug 19)
  4. Director of Clinical Haematology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD (Closes: 19 Aug 19)
  5. Advanced Trainee – Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, Launceston General Hospital (Closed: 30 Aug 19)
  6. Various Clinical & Translational Fellowships, Dept of Clinical Haematology, Alfred Hospital, Victoria


Haematology Staff Specialist


Locum position available (7 months)

Concord Repatriation and General Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Part time FTE 0.6 (Tue-Thu)
Maternity locum dates: 1 October 2019 - 23 April 2020
The applicant would provide a full range of high quality clinical and laboratory services at Concord Hospital in a supportive team of 8 haematologists. 
Concord Hospital is a tertiary level teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Sydney. The Haeamatology Department provides a full range of clinical haematology services including autologous stem cell transplantation and a busy apheresis unit. 
The position includes providing patients care in outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, provision of consultative advice within the hospital and participation in the after-hours on call roster. 
Dual FRACP/FRCPA preferred with the ability to report bone marrow biopsies and participate in laboratory trainee education.
The department enjoys a collegial and supportive environment with weekly MDT discussions and a vibrant team including three advanced trainees and a thriving clinical trials unit. 
Opportunities for leadership in education and supervision of post-graduate trainees and medical students.
Start date: 1 October 2019. 
Full job description to follow. 

Prof Judith Trotman (HOD)
T:  02 9767 7243


Fellow  in Haematology

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH)
Commencing February 2020
EOI close: Friday 9 August 2019

A position has arisen at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH)  for a Fellow/ Senior Registrar in clinical and laboratory haematology in 2020. The position is suitable for trainees who have completed RACP and RCPA  joint training and wish to develop further expertise in clinical research.

The main role of the position is to coordinate and manage the haematology department clinical trials.  The department is involved with clinical trials across the spectrum of haematology malignancies with a focus on acute myeloid leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma

Cell and Tissue Therapies of Western Australia (CTTWA) is a facility on site at RPH responsible for stem cell processing and the development of cellular therapies.  The haematology department works closely with CTTWA which  is currently running trials assessing the immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells in myelodysplasia, inflammatory bowel disease and organ transplant  rejection. 

CTTWA is also actively involved with a CAR-T cell therapy developmental program which is expected to progress to clinical trials in the next year.

The successful applicant will work closely between the Haematology department and CTTWA in the development and management of these trials.

Other  responsibilities  include a shared service commitment with other fellows and advanced trainee in performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies, reporting laboratory results including peripheral bloods and flow cytometry. Clinical responsibilities include inpatient care, outpatients and a consultative service and an on call commitment.

Please forward an expression of interest and a CV by Friday 9 August 2019 with the names and contact details of 2 referees

Professor Michael Leahy
Head of Haematology,
Royal Perth Hospital,
Perth, Western Australia           

M: 0438 384 482

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Haematology Senior Medical Officer and Clinical Director

Waitemata District Health Board
Auckland, New Zealand
Closing date: 15 August 2019

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Haematologist with a clinical focus to join our well established team. Whilst this vacancy relates to a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) role there is also an opportunity for a suitably experienced SMO to take on the role of Clinical Director.

Clinical areas include malignant haematology, a large thrombosis service as well as general haematology. In addition to our clinical and laboratory service we also have a large and active research team which is well recognised nationally and internationally. This strong research focus allows us to provide patients with novel anti-cancer drugs otherwise not available for patients.

Applications are invited from a suitably qualified specialist Haematologist. Applicants must have or be eligible to obtain vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and preferably have both FRACP and FRCPA. 

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the New Zealand Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ collective agreement.

For more information, please contact David Wilson at

Please apply on-line at

Job code: NOR05922
Closing date: 15 August 2019


Director of Clinical Haematology 

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba

Permanent full-time position 
Closes: Monday, 19th August 2019

Clinical Haematology
Division of Cancer Services
Metro South Hospital and Health Service 
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba

Support the Director of Cancer Services MSHHS in providing leadership in Haematology at Princess Alexandra Hospital and other sites across MSHHS, including strategic planning and integration of services, promote and participate in Haematology research activities, and participation in teaching. The Director of Clinical Haematology is expected to lead the haematology team to provide world-class patient centred care within scope of clinical practice and CSCF of the facilities within MSHHS 

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Contact: Dr Euan Walpole
Tel: (07) 3176 5564 
Closes: Monday, 19th August 2019 
Job Ad reference: PA07317634



Advanced Trainee – Clinical and Laboratory Haematology

Tasmanian Health Service
Launceston General Hospital
Fixed Term, Full-time

Hours/Period of Appointment
Fixed term, full time, day work, working 80 hours per fortnight to commence 3 February 2020 until 31 January 2021. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Medical Practitioner Level 5 - 11 $91,442 - $129,391 per annum

Responsible for the day to day management of private and public haematology inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provide supervised out-reach services at North West Regional Hospital, Burnie and Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe.

For more information please contact:
A/Prof Muhajir Bawa Mohamed - Director of Haematology
T: (03) 6777 6688

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Various Clinical & Translational Fellowships

Department of Clinical Haematology, 
Alfred Hospital, Victoria

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Dear Final year advanced trainees or newly qualified haematologists 

The following Clinical & Translational Fellowships in the Department of Clinical Haematology, Alfred Hospital, will be available for 2020 and will be advertised shortly. Any preliminary enquiries or expressions of interest are welcome. 

Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Enquiries to A/Prof Andrew Wei
M: 0403 899 052. E: 

Cellular Therapies
Enquiries to Prof Andrew Spencer
M:0421 022 283. E: 

Enquiries to  A/Prof Huyen Tran
M: 0408 780 785. E: 

Enquiries to
Prof Andrew Spencer 0421 022 283. E: or
Prof Harshal Nandurkar 0438 602 494. E: 

Multiple Myeloma
Enquiries to Prof Andrew Spencer
M: 0421 022 283. E: 


Haematology Clinical Advanced Trainee 

Clinical Haematology 
Cancer and Ambulatory Support 
Canberra Health Services

Applications Close:  21 June 2019 

Advanced Trainee Haematology – Clinical only
Registrar 1-4 (dependent upon level of experience)
Applications Close:  21 June 2019

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This is a full time clinical position only till 2/2/2020 with responsibility for inpatient and outpatient care of Clinical Haematology (malignant and non-malignant) patients.

The position is suitable for either sub-speciality training under the auspices of the Haematology JSAC (FRACP/FRCPA) or FRACP only,.  The position  may be accredited by the JSAC  RACP/RCPA or RACP (for clinical only trainees) for  6 to 7 months of core clinical training. Current accreditation will depend on time in the position from commencement of work. Preference will be given to candidates for dual Fellowship who have completed their FRACP Part I examination. Consultants within the unit have a keen interest in post graduate education and training.

Applicants should have highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Familiarity with the use of computers and common software applications would be considered an advantage.

Dr Maya Latimer, Co-ordinator of Advanced Training and Acting Director
Tel: +61 2  5124 8514


Locum position available in northern Sydney
Immediate start required!
Dr Kong, urgently needs a locum to look after clinic patients while on sick leave.
About the role
General haematology practice (mixture of malignant and non malignant). 
Consulting rooms are located at Lindfield and Wahroonga
Immediate start required.
At least 3-4 weeks assignment but it could be longer.
2-3 clinics a week (Mon, Tues, Wed).
4-6 hours per clinic. 
There is some flexibility with days and sites.
Business hours of the rooms is 8am- 4pm
For further details you can contact 
Stephanie Kong
M: 0404 872 874
Email enquiries should be addressed to
Practice manager:
Practice telephone: 02 8090 7507
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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Haematology)

Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport
Permanent full time
Applications close 27 May 2019

Provide a full range of high quality tertiary level medical services for Haematology for the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS). Provide clinical care to patients within the inpatient setting (ward and day unit) and outpatient clinics inclusive of after-hours (on call and recall service) to clinically manage the provision, development and maintenance of an effective, efficient and equitable service to ensure appropriate patient care. Provide leadership and development in the specialty area and provide training, education and supervision to advanced trainees, junior medical staff and other health care members. Work collaboratively across all departments within GCHHS, in particularly with Oncology, the Emergency Department and Pathology Queensland to provide a comprehensive haematology service. 

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Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision release 2019 Granting Round Information 




Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision release 2019 Granting Round Information

For the first time, Maddie’s Vision will offer funding opportunities in 3 separate categories:

Grants-In-Aid, to support research projects into the causes and treatment of Bone Marrow Failure (BMF) - $50,000 AUD per annum for up to two years

Fellowships, to support research into the causes and treatment of BMF - $100,000 AUD per annum for up to three years

Programs, high clinical impact, multidisciplinary investigators/multiple site research collaboration of international standard - $1 million AUD to be awarded over a minimum three and maximum of five year period

The Call for Grants will be offered twice a year for Grants-In-Aid (May and Nov), and once a year for Fellowships (May) and Programs (November).

We seek expressions of interest from appropriately qualified scientific or medical researchers and research that is specifically directed towards finding a cure for both congenital and acquired BMF syndromes.

Further details and application templates are available for download on our website.

The Call for Grants will be offered twice a year for Grants-In-Aid (May and Nov), and once a year for Fellowships (May) and Programs (November)

We seek expressions of interest from appropriately qualified scientific or medical researchers and research that is specifically directed towards finding a cure for both congenital and acquired BMF syndromes.  

For detailed information, please download our Granting Round Information Document.

Application Templates are available for download:

  1. GIA EOI Application
  2. GIA Full Application
  3. Program EOI Application
  4. Program Full Application
  5. Fellowship Application 

Please direct any enquiries or questions to Dr Simonne Neil







Expressions of Interest


Speakers required for NEW on-line training program for Haematology trainees

We are looking for speakers across all states to deliver an innovative online clinical training program for haematology trainees. Trainees have highlighted a gap in clinical training. This program aims to complement pathology training by focusing on clinical aspects of haematological disease. The program is endorsed by HSANZ and the CJCT. We have a steering committee including state training co-ordinators and we have partnered with MD briefcase, a company that delivers online educational content.

If interested, please contact:
Dr Nada Hamad
Please identify your area of interest or expertise.





Vale Professor Francesco Lo Coco 

It is with great sadness that we must advise the haematology community in Australia and New Zealand of the tragic death of Professor Francesco Lo Coco on 3 March 2019 at the age of 63.

Internationally renowned for his numerous achievements in acute leukaemia, including as recipient of the José Carreras Award, Prof Lo Coco was especially recognised for his inspirational clinical and laboratory research in acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

Prof Lo Coco led the GIMEMA group’s APL clinical trial program which pioneered the AIDA-based protocols, and subsequently demonstrated the superiority of a chemotherapy-free ATRA and arsenic protocol for patients with standard-risk APL.

Together with Miguel Sanz, he was the driving force behind the highly successful quadrennial International APL Symposia and the recently published update of the European LeukemiaNet guidelines on the diagnosis and management of APL. Prof Lo Coco’s work benefitted haematologists and patients enormously, and he leaves behind a great legacy in what was once an almost uniformly fatal disease.

Francesco was a personal friend to many Australian and New Zealand haematologists. He will be remembered for his charm, generosity, brilliance and compassion, and he will be greatly missed.

Peter Mollee
Scientific Advisory Committee
Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group 

William Stevenson
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand

Harry Iland
Principal Investigator
ALLG APL trials
Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group

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Last Updated: 28 May 2019