CMR Training and Fellowship opportunities
in Australia and New Zealand
Current positions available
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
CMR & CT Imaging Fellowship
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Department of Cardiology, provides a one year fellowship in Cardiac MR and CT commencing January.
The Advanced Cardiac Imaging Unit (ACIC) is a dedicated cardiac imaging unit, which performs over 1200 CMR and 1800 cardiac CT examinations each year and has strong links in clinical and basic science research at the St Vincent's Campus, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and University of New south Wales.
The option to extend the fellowship towards a higher research degree can also be considered.
Applicants should have completed their basic cardiology training requirements and have a strong interest in cardiac imaging. All supervisors have level 3 or equivalent training in both CMR and Cardiac CT
For further information and to register your interest, please contact Associate Professor Andrew Jabbour via email.
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Sydney
One trainee position is offered each year (commencement February) in Cardiovascular MR.
The trainee will be involved in scanning of simple and complex congenital and acquired heart disease. It is anticipated that the trainee will complete approximately 300 scans in a 12month period and would be eligible for Level II or III SCMR accreditation.
The program has options to pursue a higher degree within the University of Sydney, beyond the clinical training.
For further information, please email Associate Professor Raj Puranik or visit www.cmrs.org.au for details.
University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital and the University of Sydney CMR Group offer CMR fellowships of varying character. Options include a pure clinical CMR fellowship, a research-only academic position performing full-time clinical CMR research, and a combination thereof.
The main aim of the clinical research is to better understand the pathophysiology and improve diagnosis and treatment of heart disease using state-of-the-art CMR. The group has been instrumental in the development and use of several CMR techniques (T1 mapping, ECV mapping, quantitative perfusion mapping, pulmonary artery pressure measurement, diastolic dysfunction grading).
There is an option to combine the fellowship with a higher research degree at the University of Sydney. All supervisors have level 3 CMR training.
For further information, please email Professor Martin Ugander or visit www.usydcmr.com
Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Fellow in Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
The Department of Cardiology at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, offers one full-time and one part-time non-invasive imaging fellowship in cardiology each year.
The non-invasive imaging fellows will be involved in a wide range of exciting new cardiac imaging modalities, including Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT, as well as newer echocardiographic techniques. In addition to the clinical experience, the position also involves a significant research component and would be well suited to someone interested in a future academic career in cardiac imaging.
Prerequisite qualifications include Australian medical registration as well as 3 years of advanced training in cardiology.
All enquiries should be directed to Professor Andrew Taylor, Alfred Hospital via email or phone +61 3 90763263
Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide
The Cardiology Department at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, offers a funded one year clinical fellowship in CMR, suited to candidates following core cardiology training. This can be extended to a higher degree (MD/PhD) in CMR research.
Flinders Cardiology is at the forefront of clinical and academic CMR in Australasia. Professor Selvanayagam heads a department of three CMR consultants, clinical and research fellows (usually 4 fellows in total at any one time). There are two state of the art MRI scanners (Siemens Aera 1.5T and Siemens Trio 3T) and generally perform about 25 scans per week. The analysis software is Circle CMR42, which is available on multiple workstations throughout the hospital.
There are regular clinical and research meetings and a lecture program to enable formal accreditation of training.
For further information, please email Professor Joseph Selvanayagam.