First listed on: 06 August 2018

Senior Technical Officer - Clinical Imaging 

DVC Research Portfolio
Reference no. 1411/0718F

  • Opportunity to be responsible for a full technical support and expert advice required during procurement, installation, and day-to-day operations of clinical imaging equipments
  • Full-time, fixed term for 5 years
  • Remuneration package: base salary $92K - $100Kp.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation benefits

About the opportunity 

The Senior Technical Officer - Clinical Imaging is responsible for a range of tasks within Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility (CRF), including a full technical support and expert advice required during procurement, installation, and day-to-day operations of clinical imaging equipments such as MRI, fNIRS, and EEG. Working with vendors, the role provides high-level technical support for neuroscience research, primarily within the Brain and Mind Centre and Charles Perkins Centre.

In this position, you will:

  • provide technical support and expert advice for research projects being carried out in the Sydney Imaging
  • manage the facility workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements are met effectively
  • ensure the facility is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • oversee the preparation of reporting and documentation, including ethics reporting, for the facility.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Technical Officer – Clinical Imaging who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline and relevant experience in related field. Postgraduate qualifications in MR physics, engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • experience with different imaging software for human applications of various MRI modalities, such as structural MRI, functional MRI, MR spectroscopy
  • advanced skills on data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within a facility environment, including experience in working within an MRI environment, and well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures within a laboratory or facility.

About us

The University is implementing several initiatives to achieve this goal, including launching the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative, which will finance our research infrastructure plan. The University’s Decadal Plan for Major Research Infrastructure sets out an ambitious program of rolling investment in Core Research Facilities over the next period that will benefit all of our faculties, including the natural and physical sciences, the life sciences, creative arts, the humanities and social sciences.

A Core Research Facility is a centralised, shared capability spanning multiple nodes, providing access to high-end research infrastructure and offering a range of related services to assist researchers with specialist applications. The facilities serve as focal points of research activity, bringing together a critical mass of researchers from diverse disciplines, while providing the means to better manage and sustain high-end research infrastructure to deliver quality research outcomes, particularly in areas of strategic priority. Sydney Imaging includes both Preclinical and Clinical imaging facilities, as well as the Hybrid Theatre. The mission of the Sydney Imaging CRF is to provide core set of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and associated services to researchers.

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 more than 6,000 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.

Note: this position is open to candidates without existing work rights for Australia.

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

Closing date: 3 September 2018 (11:30pm, Sydney time)

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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