Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

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Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 3 x Senior Postdoctoral Scientists required to join a growing team in the Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory
  • Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term Academic Level A or B with a base salary of $76,536 or $108K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory (IaPL) is a cross-disciplinary, data-intensive scientific group with the mission to revolutionise radiology, imaging and phenotyping to be the key source of clinical decision-making information in medicine. The goal of the laboratory is to have your work translated into frameworks for early identification and treatment of chronic diseases being actively used throughout the world, directly improving outcomes for people.The Senior Postdoctoral Scientist role is suitable for a post-doctoral researcher with experience in data or imaging science.

We have 3 postdoctoral research positions in medical imaging science, data science and machine learning applied to cardiac, neuro and respiratory imaging.

Specifically these roles are focussed on:

  • DigitalHeart: whole heart imaging of heart failure
  • BrainPassport: imaging invisible brain pathology
  • Image+: Translational Radiology incorporating other complex dataset and deep learning techniques

As the Senior Postdoctoral Scientist, you will develop, design and conduct research as part of an overall project on behalf of the Group Leader or other senior scientists. This includes design, oversight and responsibility for project execution from the acquisition phase to analysis and publication.

The role involves an important leadership component via supervision of any Postdoctoral Scientists assigned to the Senior Postdoctoral Scientists’ team as well as students and other junior research staff, and the dissemination of specialised knowledge through the group.

This is a newly created, full time opportunity to work closely with Stuart Grieve and his team in the Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory.

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 Senior Postdoctoral Scientist who has:

  • a PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, machine learning or an academic field relevant to the discipline. Preferable background in scientific medical research.
  • experience in conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity
  • high levels of motivation and the capacity for independent work
  • a developing knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the higher education sector high motivation with an ability to be collaborative and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively

To be considered for the Level B you will also possess

  • experience in assisting with student supervision including supervision of honours students and potentially the co-supervision of PhD students
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities

The Senior Postdoctoral Scientist is expected to be highly organised and have excellent communication skills, as the role requires significant levels of co-ordination across the Group, with research collaborators and with vendors. High-level problem-solving skills and the ability to function productively, efficiently and autonomously from direct supervision are vital to success in the role.

The Senior Postdoctoral Scientist needs to be technically competent in information technology, imaging science and data manipulation, as well as skilled in the production of manuscripts, completion of administrative tasks, project management, supervision of students and junior staff, and able to assist with the development of grant applications.

About us

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health science research and education. We are known for excellence. Students are at the centre of our education, and people at the centre of our research. We provide an engaging and stimulating student-centred education environment, attracting the best students and researchers nationally and internationally. We offer undergraduate and master's courses and three majors across seven disciplines.

We collaborate with external partners and engage with real-world problems to anticipate the health issues of tomorrow while overcoming the challenges of today. Our high-impact research is acknowledged and translated into practice and policy nationally and internationally. Our multidisciplinary research themes and centres reflect the strength, diversity and depth of our research. Our master's and PhD research degrees offer the opportunity to work alongside our world-leading researchers

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 1196/1020F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Thursday 29 October 2020

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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