Postdoctoral Research Associate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Clinical Applications

Sydney, Australia
27 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

  • Opportunity to research and contribute to the development of imaging biomarkers
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, at the School of Physics
  • Full-time-Time, 2 Years, Fixed Term, Academic Level A: Base Salary: $$92,682 p.a., plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging, clinical applications will contribute to the development of imaging biomarkers for use in radiation therapy applications, a project called “BiRT”. The BiRT project is specifically related to the understanding of the role of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) in the spatial definition of tumour heterogeneity. This role is funded under a SW-TCRC grant which aims to develop imaging biomarkers for treatment surveillance following radiation therapy for a range of clinical sites including prostate, breast and brain. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be required to achieve Contingent Worker Status as duties will include attending meetings and research work at Westmead Hospital.

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate role within the School of Physics, who has:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer science) though candidates nearing completion of their PhD will be considered.
  • Thorough understanding of MRI sequences (particularly mpMRI for prostate)
  • Strong maths and programming skills in at least one of Python / R / MATLAB

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

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our 114 academic staff and 157 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With the support of 20+ professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Physics teaches to a cohort of approximately 274 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research. The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

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.

How to apply

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 12650619F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 18 July 2019 (Sydney Time)

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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