Postdoctoral Research Associate, ACRF Image X Institute

Sydney, Australia
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Medical School/Central Clinical School

  • Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
  • Full time, fixed term 3 year appointment
  • Remuneration package: Level A $106K- $114K which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The research program in the ACRF Image-X Instituteis led by Professor Paul Keall who develops new medical devices and treatment options in radiotherapy. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on adaptive cone beam computed tomography where the image acquisition is adapted as the patient’s breathing rate changes.  You will have the opportunity for clinical trial involvement, algorithm development and data analysis for a project that will go to clinical trial in 2018.  

You will benefit from a strong mentoring environment; lead and be part of high quality and high impact publications and intellectual property;and attend international conferences.  You will be engaged in a global scientific network working closely with industry to develop new products that improve our ability to image and treat human disease. 

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 Research Associate who has:

  • awarded or near completed Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as Medical Physics, Science, Computer Science or Engineering
  • an awarded or near completed Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Medical Physics, Science, Computer Science or Engineering)
  • demonstrated experience in the following:
  • software development in C#, C++ or Java.
  • mathematical algorithm development (in physics, engineering, computer science, etc).
  • experience or knowledge of working with X-ray equipment or linear accelerators.
  • Ability to work with a variety of experts in different fields (e.g. radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists, engineers, etc).
  • a publication track record or research trajectory that places emphasis on quality publications
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment.

About us

The Sydney Medical School - Central is based at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital, but also has large teaching and research units at Sydney Eye Hospital and Balmain Hospital, and staff based at Canterbury Hospital.

Staff members cover a wide range of disciplines, and are active in both research and teaching. Research activities are also supplemented by our affiliation with the largest number of external research units and institutes in Sydney Medical School, covering a diverse range of disciplines and research areas.

The mission and vision of the institute, is to create, disseminate and apply scientific knowledge in radiation physics to improve human health, with a focus on cancer treatment and respiratory disease.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 1 March 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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