Funding opportunities for clinicians to undertake cancer genomic research

We have received fellowship funding to assist three Auckland clinicians to undertake clinical or translational cancer genomics research.

This research needs to be undertaken as a collaboration between a University of Auckland research laboratory working in the genomics field, and a clinician working in one of the Auckland DHBs. There or no restrictions on the seniority or sub-speciality of the clinician provider the research they undertake is related to cancer genomics.

The funding covers: (i) clinical salary ‘buyout’ for approximately 1-month full time (or up to 6-months of one morning a week) and (ii) up to $3,000 research expenses. Ideally these research periods will start before the end of 2018, however this may be flexible.

The overall goals for these fellowships are to: (i) heighten interest in genomic research as part of the medical careers of Auckland cancer clinicians, (ii) further energise Auckland’s clinical-research collaborations in genomics and (iii) generate long-term clinician-researcher collaborations that benefit  translational cancer research in Auckland.

If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Thierry Lints by Friday May 25th 2018.