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Scientific Advisory Committee – Call for new members

Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision funds research that accelerates next generation prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, while supporting patient and families.

The Maddie’s Vision Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), comprised of Australia’s preeminent adult and paediatric haematologists/oncologists and scientific researchers, reviews and awards funding to research projects that are criteria specific and scientific merit-based via competitive and transparent grant rounds.

Members of the SAC also provide high quality, expert and independent advice for the research strategy and projects of the Maddie’s Vision Centre of Research Excellence in Bone Marrow Biology (CRE).

Maddie’s Vision is seeking two new members to join the SAC in 2024. If you are passionate about contributing to bone marrow failure research and have scientific and/or clinical experience in adult or paediatric haematology/oncology we would love to hear from you!

Roles and responsibilities

The SAC is authorised by the Board of Directors to evaluate research opportunities and either reject, request modifications, or make funding recommendations to the Maddie’s Vision Board.

The SAC is responsible for advising the Maddie’s Vision Board with respect to:

  • Determining the scope and timing of granting rounds
  • Evaluating applications for Grants-In-Aid, Fellowships and Programs submitted to Maddie’s Vision in accordance with granting round information
  • Monitoring active grants, including milestone reports, to ensure projects remain on schedule
  • Assisting with strategic and scientific direction of Maddie’s Vision consistent with its mission and vision
  • Considering collaborative opportunities, particularly in respect to international trial possibilities, for the Maddie’s Vision CRE.

Commitment

The SAC will meet virtually via Zoom six times a year, with the authority to convene additional meetings as circumstances require.

Meetings for 2024 are scheduled as followed:

  • Wednesday February 7, 5pm – 6.30 pm AEDT
  • Wednesday April 24, 4pm – 5.30 pm AEST
  • Wednesday June 5, 4pm – 5.30 pm AEST
  • Wednesday August 14, 4pm – 5.30 pm AEST
  • Wednesday October 16, 5pm – 6.30 pm AEDT
  • Wednesday December 4, 5pm – 6.30 pm AEDT

Members are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled meetings.

All SAC members are subject to Maddie’s Vision’s ethics, code of conduct, policies and rules and regulations.

Please note all SAC members are volunteers who generously give their time and contribute their expertise for the advancement of research in Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

How to apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a referee’s letter to Jaya Soma (CRE Project Manager) via email by 5pm Thursday January 25, 2024.

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