Postdoctoral Neuroimaging Research Associate / Fellow

Sydney, Australia
$97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation
25 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term for 2 years 
  • Based in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Brain and Mind Centre, working across multidisciplinary research teams
  • Base Salary, Level A or B, $97,043 p.a. - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Postdoctoral Neuroimaging Research Associate/Fellow provides deep technical knowledge and project management support to collaborative neuroimaging projects across the Brain and Mind Centre, including the Spencer-Bennett NeuroMusic Collaborative, a collaboration between the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Healthy Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. The incumbent will work under the broad academic direction of Professor Fernando Calamante and an Imaging Research Academic Panel, while also working with researchers from the Healthy Brain Ageing team, Brain and Mind Centre and the NeuroMusic Collaborative.

While having the academic home in the Faculty of Engineering, the incumbent will be based at the Brain and Mind Centre and work across faculties and disciplines. Roles will include actively leading and contributing to research activities, designing research protocols and undertaking critical aspects of research work, including management and analysis of imaging data such as processing, analysis and interpretation of a variety of structural and functional MRI data, maintenance of databases, collecting MRI data from new patients and study participants (including patient contact and consent, and booking time on the MRI scanner), liaising with project support staff, radiographers, MR physicists, neurologists and other health professionals, preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research laboratory and Healthy Brain Ageing Imaging Platform by providing technical and operational support. The incumbent will collate and record research data, draw insights and analyses, report information from the research undertaken and may work with Prof. Calamante's collaborative network and/or Brain and Mind Centre Senior Academics to source grant funding. It is expected that the incumbent will also be engaged in the co-supervision of students including a PhD scholar of the NeuroMusic Collaborative

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 Postdoctoral Neuroimaging Research Associate/Fellow who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in neuroimaging or a closely associated field 
  • specialty knowledge and previous experience in the analysis of advanced MRI techniques specific to neurology/neuroscience
  • experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, peer-reviewed publications, and grant applications
  • advanced skills in data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • experience working in multidisciplinary research teams
  • experience in training others and knowledge sharing

To apply for this role, please attach with your application a cover letter explicitly addressing the criteria located in the ‘About you’ section of the advertisement.

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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.

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