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Applications now open: WFSA-Ohio State University Research Fellowships 2017

The WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee & the Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center are partnering to provide two research fellowships. These unique positions are based at the Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University, and are open to anaesthesiologists from low & middle income countries (according to World Bank criteria). The aim of the fellowship programme is to foster the development of research in less affluent countries. The fellow will work on a research project for a period of 12 months, with the final goal of publishing an original paper in an indexed journal. The project could form part of an advanced diploma, or a PhD thesis. The awardees will come from different countries.

The Ohio State University’s research programme is one of the largest clinical anaesthesia research programmes in the world, dedicated to enhancing research skills and training anaesthesiologists in the conduct of research. Research fellows are mentored by the OSU Clinical and Neurological Research Group, founded by the Department of Anaesthesiology, Wexner Medical Center in 2007. The group provides research support for multiple surgical and non-surgical Wexner Medical Center departments covering orthopaedic, trauma, ICU, general surgery, transplant internal medicine and basic science studies.

The selected fellows will spend 12 months in the OSU research programme in Ohio (preferably starting in September) working on a specific research project with support from the Department of Anaesthesiology and the WFSA Scientific Affairs committee.

Criteria for applicants:

• Working in low and middle-income countries (World Bank classification).
IELTS score of 7 and above in all categories.
• Preference will be given to applicants less than 40 years old.

How to apply:

Please apply online here and provide all required supporting documents, the deadline for application is the 2nd May.

• A presentation of the objectives and the methods of your project (2-3 pages)
• A letter explaining the aim of research project
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from your national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from your current workplace (hospital/institution)
• Scanned copy of your medical degree
• Scanned copy of your specialist qualification
• Scanned copy of your passport

A selection panel comprising members of the WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee and the Department of Anesthesiology, OSU, will assess all applications. Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a video interview. The successful applicants will be notified before the end of May 2017.

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