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General Manager, WA National Imaging Facility

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$106,775 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a vibrant team in WA’s only research dedicated imaging facility.
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a 2-year fixed term basis.
  • Base salary range: $106,775 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong 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 National Imaging Facility (NIF) is a multi-million-dollar project providing state-of-the-art imaging capability for the Australian research community, as part of the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) framework.

UWA hosts the WA node of the National Imaging Facility (WA NIF) within the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA), the principal research infrastructure centre at UWA. The CMCA comprises a team of academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms.

The WA NIF Node is located on the 3rd floor of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research on the QEII Medical Centre campus. WA NIF aims to provide an open access platform to all researchers and investigators, offering research imaging infrastructure for preclinical and human imaging. The WA NIF Node recently underwent a major expansion, introducing state-of-the-art human 3T MRI and digital PET-CT systems, thereby making the node the first dedicated research imaging facility in the state.

About the opportunity

Under the guidance of the WA NIF Node Directors and UWA Office of Research staff, the General Manager leads and manages operational activities for all WA NIF Node imaging modalities and instruments, including the delivery of imaging services, rostering and management of technical staff, operational budgeting and financial management, equipment oversight, patient and staff safety, and regulatory compliance. Under direction, the General Manager will also take responsibility for fostering a customer-focused perspective and ensuring a strong commitment to high organisational service standards.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Demonstrated medical imaging experience in an established public or private health service environment (radiology and/or nuclear medicine) will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective clinical and business management and practices, implementing effective administrative systems and practices, and ability to identify risks and gaps in service provision.
  • Experience in invoicing, basic financial reporting, and budget summaries.
  • Experience in contract negotiation and developing partnerships.
  • Excellent and collaborative interpersonal, networking, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, and exercise judgement.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, online conferencing and maintaining websites and social media platforms.

NOTE: Occasional travel (intrastate and interstate), mainly to specific conferences and other Australian NIF nodes may be required.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P24 54 POSITION DESCRIPTION [General Manager, WA National Imaging Facility] - Position Number [322050] - Level [8] (1).pdf.

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.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Caroline Chapman on (08) 6488 7354 or at

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

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

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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