The University of Otago has a favoured candidate for the post of inaugural professor of the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery.
The candidate would be offered the role in the next few weeks, health sciences pro-vice-chancellor Prof Peter Crampton said.
The three short-listed candidates, from Germany and Belgium, were interviewed last Thursday. All three were excellent candidates, he said.
The professor would lead neurosurgery research at the university, and work as a third neurosurgeon at Dunedin Hospital.
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