Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering

Sydney, Australia
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

This role will be physically based within the School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) with reporting lines to and supervision from the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). The School has substantial commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education providing expert clinical services across subspecialties.

UNSW Engineering is a national leader in engineering learning, teaching and research with strong links to industry. There are close collaborative links between the SWCH and the Schools of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering is internationally recognised for its international contributions by highly experienced academic staff who offer a high quality educational experience and dedicated researchers who conduct world class research and have made astounding breakthroughs. The vision of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering is to provide the best research and teaching outcomes relevant to the development of applications in the human health sector to help in the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of Australians with life-threatening or debilitating diseases and conditions.

About the role

  • $73K – $103K plus 17% superannuation (based on experience/qualifications)
  • Fixed term for 24 months with possibility of renewal
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our exciting team. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will develop a Medical Image Analysis Application (MIAA) including techniques for integration as extensions/modules, and development and validation of imaging tools. You will conduct research to design, implement and refine novel algorithms for relating to novel fetal imaging techniques as well as collaborating with the engineering team in the development of engineering tools for the project. The role will contribute to the writing of scientific papers and possible participation at conferences to present relevant project.

 About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in medical image analysis or related area, or equivalent professional experience (minimum 3-years) in Biomedical Engineer or Software Development; Experience with a fetal or neonatal research team is highly desired
  • Demonstrated IT and technical skills in relevant programming languages such as C++, Python and MATLAB
  • Deep understanding and demonstration of development of image analysis applications involving segmentation and visualisation
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders and students

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. To apply, please submit your CV, publications list, summary of research accomplishments, as well as contact information for two references. 

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Alec Welsh


Applications close: 11:00 pm 12th December 2018

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