Imaging Scientist in Systems Microscopy

Sydney, Australia
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Academic position in a world class imaging facility
  • Attain recognition and distinction in cutting edge applications of microscopy
  • 2-year contract with strong prospects for renewal
  • Level A - $91,743- $98,127pa + 9.5% superannuation + annual leave loading

The Organisation

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition is to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.  Our commitment is to share our capability in research and education in the highest quality partnerships with institutions in both developed and emerging societies. We regard the interplay of academic excellence, social engagement and global impact as the hallmarks of a great forward-looking 21st century university and to achieve this we seek the very best academic and professional staff.

The Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF) is a multi-user facility within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) in the Division of Research at UNSW, Sydney. The facility is a platform for researchers to gain access to a comprehensive suite of advanced light and optical instrumentation and associated expertise. The facility supports and collaborates with a variety of research groups in the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering at UNSW, as well as groups at other universities and research institutes in Australia and overseas. A new strategic unit, the Ramaciotti Systems Microscopy Unit, is currently being established in association with BMIF for the automation of multiplexed labelling of cells and tissue combined with bioimage informatics, statistical big data analysis and machine learning. A key element is to establish unsupervised data acquisition via robots and feedback microscopy to generate large and unbiased data sets for fundamental and applied research that feed into a pipeline of analysis.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of the Biomedical Imaging Facility, you will support and collaborate on research projects in the Ramaciotti Systems Microscopy Unit and develop data acquisition protocols (e.g. optimization of robotics and fluid handling robotics into state-of-the-art microscopes), and image analysis tools for large data sets.

The Successful Candidate

You are a PhD qualified scientist with extensive experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy, liquid-handling automation, and bespoke image analysis of confocal, live cell and single molecule data.

To Apply

If working with an international specialist team to collaborate and support researchers in cutting edge microscopy is of interest to you, please submit your cover letter, CV and responses to selection criteria nominated in the position description.


Dr Renee Whan
Head of Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF),
Senior Lecturer, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre,
Division of Research

Applications close 11pm AEST, 29th July 2018