Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medical Imaging

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $98,645 – $105,305 + 17% superannuation
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Utilise your exceptional medical imaging and processing skills to help implement a novel technology for breast and lung imaging
  • Based at the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown campus, with the potential to travel interstate for work
  • Full time fixed term until July 2025 with a Base Salary $98,645 - $105,305 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences school in Australia consisting of seven disciplines. The School provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The School enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths.

The Discipline of Medical Imaging Science at the School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medical Imaging (0091679) to support research funded by an NHMRC Synergy Grant on 'IMplementation of x-ray PhAse-Contrast Tomography to transform cancer diagnosis' (IMPACT). We are looking for an outstanding and motivated researcher to design and conduct research projects (from protocol development and data collection to analysis and reporting) to optimise imaging parameters of phase-contrast tomography (PCT) for breast and lung cancer imaging. We are also conducting a clinical trial to determine the diagnostic efficacy of this novel technology, whereby the incumbent will support the design of the studies and support the research team in Melbourne.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership, commitment, and initiative as well as excellent analytical, computing and writing skills. They must have a strong knowledge of medical imaging acquisition, reconstruction and processing and the ability to investigate volumetric image interpretation by radiologists. Other essential criteria include the capacity to successfully meet deadlines and work effectively as part of a collaborative multi-institutional team including clinical trial volunteers.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • reconstruct and process volumetric medical images
  • assess objective image quality and investigate image interpretation by radiologists
  • support in the running of a clinical trial in this area
  • work effectively as part of a large team
  • lead drafting of research publication and presentation

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 with these values and are looking for a Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD in medical imaging, medical physics, biomedical engineering, or closely related disciplines
  • a considerable experience in digital image processing and using software (e.g., MATLAB, Python etc.) to create, process, and display DICOM images
  • advanced fundamental understanding of image quality in medical imaging and the relevant quantitative data analysis methods
  • proven high-level problem-solving skills and independence in conducting high-quality research
  • a strong track record in research publication and presentation (essential) and experience in writing grant applications (desirable)
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships with stakeholders and consumers.

To apply for this role, please address the points above in a cover letter that you attach to your application.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Sunday 03 July 2022 11:59 PM

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