Position: PhD opportunity 2022

Exciting PhD Opportunity at The University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital for 2022

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is increasingly recognised as an important cause of myocardial infarction (MI). Global estimates suggest SCAD is the most common cause of MI in women under the age of 50. Yet very little is known about the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat SCAD. The Australian New Zealand SCAD (ANZ-SCAD) Registry is being led by Associate Professor Sarah Zaman out of the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital. This national effort will recruit patients with SCAD from more than 15 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. Data pooling with national and international SCAD cohorts will enable important research questions to be answered.

Applications are open for a PhD candidate to join the team of SCAD researchers, under the supervision of A/Prof Sarah Zaman. They will be joining the academic team at WARC, led by Director Professor Clara Chow. The research team has extensive experience in leading grants, publications, and supporting students to win awards and scholarships. Ideal applicants will have a medical degree and clinical cardiology training. To apply (or for further details), please send your CV to sarah.zaman@sydney.edu.au. To determine your eligibility for a PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health please visit: https://www.sydney.edu.au/courses/courses/pr/doctor-of-philosophy-medicine-and-health0.html.