Principal Research Fellow in Neuroimaging

Sunshine Coast, Australia
21 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Job Opening ID: 20066

Salary Level:  Classification Level D (Salary range A$145,690 to A$160,448 gross per annum plus up to 9.5% employer superannuation contributions) 

Appointment: Full-time, fixed-term for 12 months

The University

The University of the Sunshine Coast is the youngest public university in Australia. It is rapidly developing into a comprehensive multi-campus institution of higher education with growing numbers of students, drawn from increasingly diverse backgrounds. USC has a deep commitment to driving capacity-building on the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Fraser Coast and beyond.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A primary engine of capacity building for our region;
  2. A comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; and
  3. Positioned globally as a top-500 university and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.

Overview of Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute (SCMN-TI)

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is developing into a world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching and associated clinical services. The institute will enable USC to make a major contribution to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and mind and be at the forefront of vital research in the areas of ageing and dementia and mental health issues relating to youth and adults alike.

About this Opportunity

The Principal Research Fellow in Neuroimaging will have a strong track record in research and consistent success applying for external competitive grants, managing significant research projects and mentoring other researchers. Strong research outputs will be evidenced by publications in leading journals; commercialisation and uptake of intellectual property. National and sometimes international recognition will be able to demonstrate quality supervision of candidates for Higher Degrees by Research and mentoring of other supervisors.

The incumbent will have expertise in novel machine learning models, signal and image analysis algorithms for neural information processing as well as demonstrated experience in signal processing of EEG and MRI. In addition, the successful applicant will have expertise in biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and rehabilitation and the development of brain/human-machine interfaces. This role will involve leading research programs utilising multimodality 3Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, DTI, MRS, fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

To be appointed in this role you must be an established researcher with over five years of research experience since the award of your PhD (or equivalent research doctorate); and have an excellent research track record in an identified area of strength, with a proven capacity for research leadership;

Contact for Further Information:

Mandy Nuske
Personal Assistant to the Director, SCMN-TI
Telephone: + 61 7 5430 1285

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 2 August 2020

To Apply:

For more information on how to apply or to view the position description and the skills and experience required to fill the position, visit our website at

All applicants MUST provide a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the position description and their resume/CV.