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Postdoctoral Fellow - Magnetic Particle Imaging | Level A/B

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer

The Opportunity

  • Next generation clinical imaging diagnostic; contribute to the development of new discipline globally   
  • $78,890 - $130,215 + 17% superannuation + annual leave loading
  • Initial 2-year appointment, potential for renewal

Reporting to the Head Biological Resources Imaging Lab (BRIL) this newly created role will facilitate MPI-tracer imaging studies conducted in BRIL at UNSW and support researchers across Australia through cross-appointment as a National Imaging Facility (NIF) Fellow. This position will bring specific expertise to BRIL to support the MPI instrument, develop MPI technology and conduct multimodal imaging experiments. You will assist the development of MPI protocols, evaluation and visualisation of MPI data, integration of MPI with other imaging modalities available in BRIL and through NIF and support the development and characterisation of related nanotechnology and targeted nanoparticle tracers. 

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

The Biological Resource Imaging Laboratory (BRIL) is one of the best equipped preclinical imaging facilities in Australia, placing UNSW at the forefront of biomedical imaging and offering researchers access to a variety of imaging systems including computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, whole-body bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, laser speckle and photoacoustic imaging. A magnetic particle imaging system was installed in 2020. All the instruments are located within a specific pathogen-free PC2 animal facility, ensuring that a full breadth of research projects can be performed and facilitating multimodality imaging within a single experiment. BRIL is a one of ten core research-support facilities within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre at UNSW.

About the successful applicant:

Level A

  • You have a PhD in a discipline related to imaging in biomedical sciences, as well as the following skills and experience:
  • Ability to operate and support imaging and/or scientific characterisation instrumentation with knowledge and experience in management of associated computer hardware, software and IT systems.
  • Experience and thorough technical understanding of imaging technologies, preferably with experience in applications or development of molecular imaging tracer methods.
  • Ability to learn new research instrumentation, experimental techniques and data processing methods.
  • Ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Experience and/or willingness to work with preclinical models in the framework of imaging experiments.
  • Interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level B (in addition to Level A)

  • At least 3 years postdoctoral experience in conducting research in medical sciences, biosciences, imaging science or related fields.
  • Experience in disseminating research findings through writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
  • Experience in defining research directions and actively contributing to the coordination of research activities and research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Experience in contributing to successful applications for external funding for research projects and infrastructure.
  • A proven track record in research support and/or operational management in a research support facility.
  • Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide specialised research support in biological/biomedical imaging applications and in initiating collaborative research projects in areas involving the use of imaging techniques.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to consider and make informed decisions regarding experimentation issues

To apply:  If supporting researchers and contributing to the development of better health outcomes is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience required.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11.55pm Sunday 4th July 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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