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Scientific Committee Member

PlusLife Perth Bone and Tissue Bank Inc

About PlusLife

PlusLife is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, recognised as one of Australia’s premier musculoskeletal tissue banks. PlusLife has provided a valuable service to the community for 29 years.

At PlusLife, we collect, screen, store, and distribute donated human bone and tissue allografts. We pride ourselves on exclusively retrieving 100% Australian donated bone and tissue to produce the highest quality allografts in our facility located in Midland, Western Australia.

As a Therapeutic Goods Administration licensed tissue bank, we are committed to providing medical professionals with safe and effective allografts for use in surgical procedures to treat patients with conditions such as spinal deformities, arthritic joint disease, bone cancers, trauma, sports injuries; and facial and dental reconstructive surgeries.

If you’re looking for an opportunity where you can make a positive and rewarding impact by enhancing Australian lives through the precious gift of human bone and tissue donation, we would welcome your application.

About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is a core element of the PlusLife organisational structure.

The principal focus of the Scientific Committee is to:

Provide scientific advice to the Board regarding:

Research projects for which PlusLife support is requested. Applied research Proposed new products/processing methods

  1. Review any scientific material for accuracy before it is submitted for publication.

  2. Undertake regular review of donor exclusion and acceptance criteria.

Undertake critical review of donor files presented to the Committee by operational staff. Decide donor suitability, where there is any dissention amongst operational staff regarding donor acceptance. Recommend additional testing protocols as required. Recommend additional exclusion criteria from time to time.

A full copy of the terms of reference can be provided on request.

The current membership has a broad range of medical expertise and operates as a panel.  As a skills-based Committee, members are valued for the skills, experience, and competencies that they have developed from their professional activities, and which they will continue to develop while on the Committee. We are seeking expressions of interest from suitable candidates with backgrounds in:

Medicine – General Practice and Specialist backgrounds are encouraged. Pathology Pharmacology Microbiology

Commitment

It is anticipated members of the Scientific Committee will participate in bi-monthly face-to-face meetings. Additional representation is occasionally required for donor eligibility reviews.

PlusLife provides secretariat support and compensation for all out of pocket expenses.

More information

If you would like more information regarding the Scientific Committee please contact Greg Brooker via email at [email protected] or via telephone on 6144 3500

How to apply

An expression of interest can be registered by contacting

Julianne Beames - P: (08) 6144 3500 – E [email protected]

Applications close CoB 26 August 2022