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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, NIF Facility Fellow Human, PET-CT

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$102,983 – $144,523 p.a plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
20 Apr 2022

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)

  • An opportunity to use your expertise in PET-CT capabilities and develop your leadership skills in a supportive environment
  • Full time fixed term contract until June 2023, with possibility of extension
  • Salary range: Level B $102,983 – $121,864 p.a. or Level C $125,639 – $144,523 p.a plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) is the principal research infrastructure centre at UWA. CMCA comprises a team of academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms. The CMCA’s mission is to enable research excellence by providing access to world-class scientific infrastructure and expertise in characterisation to researchers and industry.

The CMCA hosts and provides management oversight of the Western Australian node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF*), Microscopy Australia (MA), and the Metabolomics and Proteomics nodes of Bioplatforms Australia (BPA). The Centre’s Bioimaging Facility, which incorporates the NIF node platforms and staff, currently comprises a range of small animals, plants and materials imaging capabilities.

The WA NIF node is currently undertaking a major expansion to provide researchers with access to research-only human 3 Tesla MRI and digital PET-CT scanners. This will be the first focussed research human imaging facility in the state.

About the opportunity

As a Research Fellow you will use your academic and PET-CT technology expertise to play a leading role in human imaging research and to drive innovation and novel research methodologies. You will oversee the day-to-day operation of the digital PET-CT scanner and related instrumentation, coordinate research projects utilising the PET-CT, contribute to the management of the facility and take responsibility for the quality of data produced.

You will also use your exceptional collaboration skills to build relationships and work closely with research groups in Western Australia and nationally, participate actively in the national network of NIF Fellows and promote NIF activities to the international, national and state scientific community.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant subject area such as physics, life science or a related field is desirable
  • Post graduate qualifications or experience in Nuclear Medicine
  • Knowledge and experience in the operation of PET-CT
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team;
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computing and data management skills

Occasional after hours work or travel within the state and interstate may be required.

In your application, please outline if you wish to be considered for Level B, Level C or both, and address the selection criteria appropriate to this.

About you

If you believe you could excel in this role, but don’t meet every single criterion, please apply anyway. Tell us about yourself and what you bring to the table. We’d love to explore whether you could be a great fit.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Roslyn Francis on 08 6151 0912 or

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST, Wednesday 20th April 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.


UWA has in place a temporary COVID-19 Premises Access Direction to help protect the University community’s health and safety. This means you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) as a condition of entry to all UWA buildings and enclosed outdoor structures.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

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