A software engineer at a prestigious university has left her job with her boss after suffering a rare form of cancer.
Sarah Sperling, 23, said she was offered a job at Melbourne University after completing her degree in engineering.
Sarah Sperley, 23 Sarah Spencer, 23 The University of Melbourne (MUM) has announced she will leave her job this month after suffering cancer in September.
She said she had not considered any other career options after the diagnosis and had been “scared of death”.
Ms Sperler has previously worked at a range of companies including the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Royal Australian Navy.
“It was just too hard,” she said.
Ms Dombrowski said Ms Sperlings experience was “an example of what an engineer should be”.
“We are so fortunate to have a talented young person in our team who has worked on some of the most iconic projects of our time,” he said.
“I think that is what makes this a fantastic company.”
Ms Cooper said the company was “delighted” that Ms Sparling had left the company and the school to focus on her research.
The university said Ms Dombrowksi would continue to work in the field of engineering and the role of software engineer was an important one for the organisation.
“We wish her all the best and hope she will continue her research,” he told ABC News. ABC/wires