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Research Fellow, IMPACT Program

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
1 Feb 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0045273 & 0038492
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time ; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
School: School of Physics
Salary: Level A - $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super (*PhD entry level $101,460 p.a.)

  • Lead the imaging side of IMPACT program
  • Gain academic development and professional work experience by working closely with diverse stakeholders
  • Competitive salary package, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

We are currently seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to support the NHMRC Synergy Grant-funded “Implementation of x-ray PhAse-Contrast Tomography to transform cancer diagnosis” (IMPACT) program. The IMPACT program aims to transform the diagnosis of breast and lung cancers worldwide using propagation-based phase-contrast computed tomography (PB-CT).

The Postdoctoral Research Assistants will lead the imaging side of IMPACT in breast CT and lung imaging streams, working closely with the Australian Synchrotron and multidisciplinary research teams at the universities of Melbourne, Monash, and Sydney. You’ll contribute to important research that establishes a path to the clinical implementation of PC-CT as a novel low-dose, high-quality imaging technique. This roles offers an exclusive opportunity to work closely with academic, clinical, and industry partners, advancing your academic development and research!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct x-ray imaging experiments with phantoms and breast tissue samples
  • Reconstruct and process volumetric medical images
  • Develop custom software to perform image processing and analysis tasks.
  • Contribute to teaching, training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students
  • Actively participate at School meetings and with guidance, contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for two Research Fellows who demonstrate strong communication skills and excellent stakeholder management abilities.  

You will also have:

  • A PhD in medical imaging, medical physics, biomedical engineering, image processing or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated proficiency in programming for data analysis and advanced processing
  • Extensive image or signal processing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare research reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion
  • Experience in CT image reconstruction and experience in the use of AI in image processing are desirable

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Your New Team – School of Physics

The University of Melbourne's School of Physics is one of Australia's leading Physics Schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of physics subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and performs research in the following areas: Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Materials Science, Physical Biosciences, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Theoretical Particle Physics. For more information, please visit -

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 1 FEBRUARY 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: PD - Level A - 0045273 & 0038492 Research Fellow, IMPACT Program.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

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*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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