Title: Neurogenic hypertension: mechanisms, consequences and novel targeting.
Location: University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Physiology.
Employment status: 2 years, ~$80-85k per annum. Provision to maintain a fractional clinical contract in accordance with UoA regulations (e.g., 0.2 FTE). Start late-2019 / early-2020 (can be discussed).
Synopsis: A/Prof. James Fisher and Prof. Julian Paton
are seeking a clinical fellow to join their cardiovascular research team.
project seeks to better understand why the sympathetic nervous system can
become dysregulated in human hypertension and how this might be resolved as
current medications remain ineffective at resolving this activity.
work in hypertensive animal models indicates that the
carotid body chemoreceptors develop tonicity and heightened reflex sensitivity
due to excessive ATP bioavailability acting via purinergic (P2) receptors,
which drive sympathetic outflows and vaso/veno-constriction.
project seeks to test these ideas with complimentary studies undertaken in
humans. Studies will employ an integrative approach involving the measurement
of sympathetic nerve activity (microneurography), blood flow (Doppler
ultrasound) and blood pressure (NIBP, intra-arterial) in human volunteer
participants, both under resting conditions and in response to the activation
of sensory pathways including chemoreceptors (e.g., inhaled gas manipulations,
With our industrial collaborators, we plan to perform a first-in-human study testing a re-purposed drug that selectively interrupts sensory afferent signaling as a novel approach to ameliorate sympathetic activity and hypertension.
Applicants should have an interest in registering for a PhD/MD.
More information: Please contact A/Prof James Fisher at email@example.com. Links for further information can also be found here and here.
Position Title: Cardiac Sonographer
Employment Status: Full-Time
Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Lakes region is the ideal place to live for families and professional couples
that have a passion for the outdoors. Mountain Biking and hiking in the
forests, swimming and water sports on the lakes and relaxing in the thermal
pools. Less than an hour from the beach and snow, it’s an ideal central NZ
any of the above sounds like you, then think about joining our small but
Clinical Physiology service at Lakes DHB provides a diagnostic service for
patients requiring Cardiology, Respiratory and Neurological investigation.
Tests performed include ECG, ambulatory blood pressure, exercise stress
testing, echocardiography, cardiac monitoring (Holter and Event), lung function
tests, EEG, Pacemaker and ICD follow up. We are a small, passionate and fun
team with close, supportive, working relationships with our SMOs.
Echocardiography service includes adult and paediatric TTE, adult TOE, and
stress echo and operate within Rotorua Hospital. In addition to this, the Taupo
community have been fund raising via the THHS Heart Scanner Appeal, and are
very close to reaching the target to enable us to purchase a ‘new high end’
Echocardiography ultrasound unit for Taupo Hospital.
we would love you to come and join us to support this new service!
are invited from senior Cardiac Sonographers with experience in signing off
reports. The applicant must hold DMU or QUT post grad dip Cardiac Ultrasound
and be registered with the MRTB. The applicant must be willing and able to
drive to Taupo for scanning lists.
look forward to your application if you are passionate about patient care; have
excellent attention to detail, and great communication skills.
Apply online via our website www.lakesdhb.govt.nz
Job title: Cardiac Sonographer or Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography)
Job location: Hawke’s Bay Hospital – Hastings, New Zealand
Job status: Permanent Full-time
The Cardiac Services at Hawke’s Bay DHB provide a variety of invasive
and non-invasive cardiac procedures to the local population of more than
165,000 Hawke’s Bay residents, both urban and rural. Our department is well
equipped and performs over 3,000 scans per annum, including 4D
If successful, you’ll see yourself performing and reporting on
transthoracic cardiac ultrasound examinations and assisting with
transoesophageal and other echo supported procedures. You’ll serve both the
inpatient and outpatient areas, acute needs in ED, ICU and theatre, and assist
in other diagnostic areas when required. We also currently provide satellite
echo clinics in Wairoa, one of our rural communities.
To be successful in this role you will have the
- At least two years experience
- Be registered as a sonographer with the
New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologist Board (MRTB) http://www.mrtboard.orq.nz
with a current practicing certificate; OR
- Have an appropriate qualification for
cardiac sonography acceptable for registration as a sonographer with the New
Zealand MRTB; OR
- Be a qualified Cardiac Physiologist who
is currently registered, with the Clinical Physiologists Registration Board NZ
(CPRB) www.cprb.org.nz with a cardiac scope in Echocardiology
- Paediatric and Congenital
echocardiography experience would be an asset!
We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge
and enhance skills, and is compassionate in caring for our community. As part
of our team we’ll support, encourage and help you to develop your career with
us. Our salaries are very competitive!
We are proud of our team’s diversity. We believe in the strength of a
diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for our
patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.
With a vibrant, multicultural society complimented by many options for
good food and coffee, shopping, arts and sporting events, Hawke’s Bay provides
an excellent opportunity for a lifestyle that will support your career. Please
follow this link to find out more www.hawkesbaynz.com
Please view the position profiles for more information or contact Chris
Carrington on +64 6 8788109 ext. 4727 to discuss your next role with the
Hawke’s Bay DHB!
To make an application and view the position profile, please click here.
Position Title: Cardiologist – Cardiovascular Services
Location: Auckland City Hospital, NZ
The Auckland District Health Board
invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of full-time
interventional and general cardiologist in the Green Lane Cardiovascular
This position will be based at Auckland
City Hospital (inpatient services) and the Green Lane Clinical Centre
(outpatient services). Advanced training in coronary intervention is essential,
and sub-specialty training and experience within interventional cardiology
desirable. The role will include taking part in the regional on-call
interventional cardiology service based at Auckland City Hospital, in which all
interventional cardiologists in the region participate. The successful
applicant will replace a retiring consultant in a team of 5 interventional
cardiologists at ADHB, 13 in the region. The role will include provision of
inpatient general cardiology care, and a weekly outpatient clinic.
The interventional service provides
approximately 2500 catheter coronary angiograms per annum, and 1100 coronary
interventions, of which 420 are acute interventions for STEMI. TAVR cases are
approx. 130 per annum at present and are increasing steadily in number.
Auckland City Hospital is the largest
in New Zealand and is based in the heart of Auckland City which has been voted the
3rd best city in the world. New Zealand offers a lifestyle suitable for
all. Auckland’s packed calendar of festivals and events, our vibrant Māori and
Pacific culture, and impressive line-up of major sporting events will certainly
keep you entertained all year round!
Click here for the
full Position Description
Join us to make a positive difference!
Please click on the link below to make an online application or visit our
careers website http://www.careers.adhb.govt.nz using job reference
number AUC06465 and attach your latest CV and cover letter.
For more information on this
opportunity to join our team, please contact Dr Chris Occleshaw, Clinical
Director, Cardiology Dept., at ChrisO@adhb.govt.nz.
For help with your online application, please contact Yvonne Reyes, Recruitment Consultant at YReyes@adhb.govt.nz.
Applications Close: 11 October 2019