Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer

Sydney, Australia
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer
Sydney Imaging, Core Research Facility
DVC - Research

  • Opportunity to provide research support and training using multimodality preclinical imaging equipment
  • Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $84,334 p.a. Level 6, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer will provide scientific and technical support to users of Sydney Imaging, so that the University is able to deliver advanced research capability in the preclinical and clinical imaging space.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide sound technical research support and assistance and training to researchers, students and other technical staff using multimodality preclinical imaging equipment
  • Provide delivery of preclinical imaging services across a range of service levels
  • Contribute to sound problem solving, facilitate best-practice laboratory animal management, instrument optimisation and data analysis support
  • Ensure laboratory is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety Requirements and ensure the work area meets research, learning and teaching requirements

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or is certified to work in a laboratory together with some work experience, with a willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods.  
  • Broad knowledge and experience of one or more preclinical imaging modalities (e.g. PET, SPECT, MRI, Ultrasound, Optical Imaging, or microCT)
  • Advanced skills in imaging data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • Maintaining a sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the laboratory.
  • Knowledge of laboratory biological and safety procedures: making up solutions, handling chemicals, washing up, etc.
  • Experience with research animal handing skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to apply theoretical knowledge and techniques to meet the key accountabilities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement plus attention to detail and awareness of issues related to dealing with confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision.

The following is desirable:

  • Some experience with developing research projects, experimental design and preparing ethics submissions, grant applications and ability to prepare scientific papers for publications.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

A Core Research Facility is a centralised, shared capability spanning multiple faculties, providing access to high-end research infrastructure and offering a range of related services to assist researchers with specialist applications. The facilities serve as focal points of research activity, bringing together a critical mass of researchers from diverse disciplines, while providing the means to better manage and sustain high-end research infrastructure to deliver quality research outcomes, particularly in areas of strategic priority.

Sydney Imaging is one of our newest Core Research Facilities and the mission is to ensure the University research community has access to a suite of state-of-the-art imaging capability. Sydney Imaging consists of preclinical and clinical modalities, as well as the Hybrid Theatre.

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 6000 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.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack 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 1940/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm Sunday 11 November 2018

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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