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Postdoctoral Research Associate IMPACT PROJECT

Camperdown, Australia
$105,350 - $112,462 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • Based at the Susan Wakil Health Building on the Camperdown campus, with the potential to travel interstate for work
  • Support research funded by an NHMRC to transform cancer diagnosis' (IMPACT)
  • Full time fixed term (two years) with a Base Salary $105,350 - $112,462 + 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 School has approximately 200 academic staff, 100 professional staff and 4,500 students.

The Discipline of Medical Imaging Science at the School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research associate in medical Imaging 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 diagnostic efficacy of this novel technology, whereby the incumbent will support in the design of the studies and support the research team in Melbourne.

The successful applicant will exhibit a high level of dedication and initiative, coupled with excellent analytical, computing, and writing skills. Other essential criteria include the capacity to successfully meet deadlines and work effectively as part of a collaborative multi-institutional team. A good knowledge of medical image acquisition, reconstruction, and processing, as well as assessment of volumetric medical images, is desirable.

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 research publication and presentation.

About you:

  • A PhD in medical imaging, physics or engineering or closely related disciplines
  • experience in digital image processing and using software (e.g., MATLAB, Python etc.) to create, process, and display DICOM images
  • 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.


  • It is also expected that a strong track record in research publication and presentation (essential) and experience in writing grant applications is evident as well as: excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships with stakeholders and consumers.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

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.

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 that 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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Applications Close

Monday 08 July 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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