Summer Research - Temporary Paid & Volunteer Opportunities

8 Dec 2017

PCCRG logoImproving Recognition of Sepsis In Children

Sepsis (life-threatening infection) remains a leading cause of childhood mortality in Australia and worldwide.  A recent WHO resolution endorsed by Australia demands better recognition, diagnosis, and management
of sepsis. Diagnosis of sepsis is challenging because children initially have symptoms similar to very common flu-like illness, and delays in treatment increase mortality. The Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) at The University of Queensland is leading studies to improve the understanding and early recognition of sepsis, which are key to improve the outcomes of children with sepsis.

The internationally recognized PCCRG is the leading research group on critically ill children in Australia and New Zealand, and based at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lady Cilento Children`s Hospital.
We can offer exciting opportunities for UQ medical students that are keen to get involved in research:
- Temporary (4 to 8 weeks) paid position for data entry
- Voluntary position to participate in sepsis research project, with optional expansion into student project

Contact: A/Prof Luregn Schlapbach, PCCRG, The University of of Queensland and Lady Cilento Children`s Hospital; phone: 0401054017, email: