Senior Research Fellow (NIF Facility Fellow - MRI)



Fantastic opportunity for a collegial academic with a passion and expertise in MRI to work in WA’s node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) at CMCA Fixed term appointment with an immediate start until the end of 2023 Salary range: Level C, $120,444 – $138,713 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17% Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.

With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. About the team and work area The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) comprises approximately 35 academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms including preclinical MRI, small animal imaging, micro-CT, super resolution, confocal, and multiphoton optical microscopy, NMR spectroscopy, biological and molecular mass spectrometry for proteomics and metabolomics, secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), electron microscopy and microanalysis, flow cytometry, X-ray diffraction, and scanning probe microscopy. The CMCA’s mission is to enable research excellence by providing access to world-class scientific infrastructure and expertise in characterisation to researchers and industry.

The Centre’s Bioimaging Facility comprises a range of imaging capabilities including a 9.4T 30cm bore preclinical MRI, small-animal CT, fluorescence and luminescence imaging, high-frequency ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging, along with a suite of super resolution and optical microscopy facilities. The facility is located in the CMCA laboratories in the Perkins North Building on the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) medical campus, a short distance from the UWA Crawley campus.

The CMCA leads the Western Australian node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF), which is a National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) project. NIF is a national collaborative network of imaging infrastructure (

au ), and the Western Australian NIF Node is currently negotiating expansion to provide researchers with access to human MRI and PET-CT imaging within the state. For more information about the facilities available at CMCA, please click here About the opportunity As an expert in MRI imaging, you will provide academic leadership and management of the CMCA’s 9.4T preclinical MRI to enable high-impact biomedical, bioscience and other academic research.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the MRI scanner and other related instrumentation, overseeing the coordination of user training and maintenance of the facility, and taking responsibility for the quality of data produced by the.

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15 Oct 2019


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