Senior Lecturer in Clinical MRI Methods for Neuroscience

Sydney, Australia
Oct 10, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 24, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work in the further development of novel clinical MRI methods for neuroscience
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Full-Time, 5 Years Fixed Term, Academic Level C: Base Salary: $130,264 p.a. - $150,204 p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer (Level C academic) to be responsible for a range of tasks within the research group of Professor Fernando Calamante, including implementation and further development of novel MRI technology (MR image acquisition, processing, and/or modelling), especially related to study brain connectivity, structure, function and quantification of tissue properties. The role also involves independently conceiving and conducting original research, and applying cutting edge MRI techniques to neuroscience and clinical translational research. The Level C is expected to very actively produce published works in refereed journals, books, conference, reports and other publications from his/her own independently conceived research. The role also involves providing an effective interface and effective relationship management with more junior members of the lab, as well as contributing to the development of the skills of the lab’s research team (including all aspects of supervision and training of staff, students, and research collaborators). The Senior Lecturer is also expected to apply for competitive funding as Lead Investigator, and contribute to the development of grant proposals by other researchers in the lab. This new position is intended to seed collaborations between Professor Calamante’s group and researchers from the Westmead Clinical School, as well as be involved in research projects with other key collaborators of the lab.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Senior Lecturer role within the School, who has:

  • PhD in a closely-related discipline.
  • Recognised international academic standing in clinical MRI, and excellent experience in high level MRI image acquisition and/or processing
  • Proven ability of independently conceiving and developing new techniques for acquisition, reconstruction and/or post-processing of MRI data
  • A strong track-record in research, including high quality body of work published in peer reviewed journals, and success in attracting competitive research funding

These qualities are aligned with the University’s core values: courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.

About us

Fernando Calamante (

Professor Calamante is the Directory of Sydney Imaging, the University’s biomedical imaging Core Research Facility. He is also Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. He is internationally recognised for the development of advanced MRI methods. His lab's main research interests include: (1) the development and application of MRI methods to measure the blood delivery to brain tissue (with a technique known as Perfusion MRI), (2) the use of Diffusion MRI methods to map the structural connections in the brain (that is, the brain ‘wiring’), and (3) how to use this ‘wiring’ information as a tool for multi-parametric image analysis and modelling. The methods developed by Professor Calamante and colleagues are becoming essential tools in neuroscience, such as to further our understanding of brain networks in the healthy brain, and the effects of their disruptions in disease.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2137/1019F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 24 October 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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