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Imaging Scientist

Australian National University - Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Classification: ANU Officer 6

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical Stream)

Salary package: $80,756 - $84,451 plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

  • Outstanding opportunity to work on cutting edge biomedical imaging instrument for translational imaging.
  • Develop interdisciplinary skills by working alongside with imaging scientists, biologists, biomedical and clinical researchers.
  • Contribute to the growing international cohort of Imaging Scientist and work at the frontiers of imaging science in biomedicine.

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy.

Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group (O-BIG) comprises of a team of multi-disciplinary imaging scientists (optics, biochemistry, computing) that develops and hosts a range of cutting-edge volumetric bioimaging optical tools, supported by a series of national competitive funds (ARC, NHMRC, ACRF). Each 4D optical microscopy tools are tailored to investigate biological fluid flow in a biological relevant models (microfluidics, organiods and mice model). For example, our Raster Adaptive Optics (RAO, patent pending- 2019904929) formed the basis for 2x National in vivo Imaging Initiatives (ACRF InCite and ARC-LIEF) to study trafficking immune and cancer cells in ECM in mice models. Our COSI system is used by National Platelet Referral and Research Centre of flowing blood platelets for the early diagnosis of embolus formation using microchips. Our methods are published in high impact method journals such as Nature Protocols, Lab On Chip, Biophys J, Cell, Biomed Opt Exp, Blood Advances, Sci Rep, Advanced Biosyst as well as specialised physical sciences journals such Opt Lett, Physical Review A, Opt Express, App Phys Lett etc

The Imaging Scientist will be based within the John Curtin School of Medical Research and reports to the Head of the Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group (O-BIG) and supports a range of activities for scientific research, teaching and industry partners. The core responsibility will include (but not limited to): daily operation and development of advanced optical imaging instruments, preparation of microfluidics devices, management and liaison with research and teaching staffs. This will be an exciting role suited to a dynamic individual who is keen to develop knowledge in imaging science, contribute to biomedicine and be at the forefront of field of imaging science. This position is for two years fixed term with a possibility of extension.

The group supports the commitment of ANU to improving gender balance in the field of STEM and strives to provide an inclusive, family-friendly workplace in which a diversity of talents can flourish. The ANU provides attractive benefits and support to maintain a healthy work/life balance including generous parental leave for both parents, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. ANU also offers generous remuneration benefits, including assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation.

For further information please contact Steve Lee, Group Leader, T: +61 6125 6166 E: [email protected]

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Canberra, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training


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