Research Projects & Positions

Current Positions and Projects

The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia invites institutions to advertise neurosurgical research projects and positions on this website.   

Visiting Post-doctoral Scholar (Research Fellow) in Neurosurgery
Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, U.S.A.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford (CA, U.S.A.) has one of the largest programs in Radiosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology and Neurogenetics in the United States.  We offer a broad range of treatments including open surgery, radiosurgery and other innovative modalities. Moreover, Stanford University pioneered Cyberknife radiosurgery.  Our Neurosurgery Department offers up to 4 positions per year, for visiting post-doctoral scholars (also known as “research fellows”) in Neurosurgery, in the field of Radiosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology. The fellow must have a doctoral degree (M.D./Ph.D.) and already have an appointment at any outside institution (i.e. attending neurosurgeon, neurosurgery resident, research assistant, etc.). The fellow must provide evidence of being able to support living expenses for her/himself. A good background in biostatistics is recommended.

The research fellow should have a strong commitment to collaborate with our neurosurgery and radiosurgery team (including radiation oncologists, physicists, nurses) and with other fellows from all around the world.  The minimum duration of the fellowship is 1 year, although longer fellowships are encouraged. The start date is flexible, depending upon candidate’s needs. Applications are reviewed immediately and positions are assigned on a competitive basis. Please, send your CV and at least 1 letter of recommendation to:

Steven D. Chang, MD
Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Professor
Vice Chairman Neurosurgery, Strategic Development and Innovation
Co-Director, Stanford Surgical Neuro-Oncology Program
Co-Director, Stanford Cyberknife Program
Department of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

and to:

Antonio Meola M.D. Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

Vascular Targeting Causing Thrombosis in an Arteriovenous Malformation Animal Model

Andrew Gauden is an intermediate trainee in Neurosurgery currently based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. For the past 2 years he has been at Macquarie University, Sydney completing his PhD on the development of a vascular targeting technique for use in brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) as an alternative treatment for inoperable lesions.  This research was completed under the supervision of Professor Marcus Stoodley.

The researchers have had success in demonstrating effective thrombus formation and occlusion of the treatment in their animal model using radiosurgery as a sensitising agent and a novel vascular targeting conjugate.  "This research is the first of its kind in AVMs and may demonstrated a potential new treatment modality in the human clinical setting", said Gauden.

Andrew was awarded best basic science Cerebrovascular paper at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting and received this award after giving a presentation in April in New Orleans.  Please click here for the abstract.

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