Senior Technical Officer (Preclinical Imaging)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Work closely with researchers and students to support projects being undertaken at the Preclinical Imaging Facility within the Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility

  • Full time, continuing position

  • Base salary $100,032 to $108,979 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Preclinical Imaging Facility within Sydney Imaging focuses on modality options for healthcare researchers conducting in vivo studies for clinical translational research. They now have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Senior Technical Officer to join their dynamic team in supporting researchers and students at the University of Sydney.

As a Senior Technical Officer (Preclinical Imaging), you will supervise technical operations of the Preclinical Imaging research facility within Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility, including any related activities carried out by the Preclinical Imaging facility.

Reporting to the Technical Facility Manager (Sydney Imaging), your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide expert technical support and advice to researchers, students and other technical staff

  • provide collaborative research input for multiple projects being undertaken at Sydney Imaging simultaneously

  • operate high-end imaging equipment and train users of the facility

  • ensure that the laboratory is properly maintained, that all equipment is functioning correctly, and that preventative work/maintenance protocols are in place for our equipment

  • prepare reports and documentation for the Preclinical Imaging facility including animal ethics reporting, facility usage and invoicing

  • occasionally travel between facilities (Brain and Mind Centre, Charles Perkins Centre, Kolling Institute) when needed.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications (PhD highly preferred) within the field of applied sciences or molecular imaging together with relevant work/research experience related to the biological imaging field

  • experience working in a laboratory research environment

  • broad knowledge and experience related to small animal multimodality imaging (MRI, PET, CT, Ultrasound and/or fluorescence imaging), acquisitions and analyses

  • ability to coordinate and develop research projects, prepare ethics submissions, and write scientific reports/publications

  • advanced data analysis skills (imaging analysis preferred)

  • demonstrated ability to supervise, train and provide mentorship to stakeholders using the laboratory facilities to meet the key accountabilities

  • strong communication and stakeholder management skills, with proven ability to apply theoretical knowledge and techniques to meet key accountabilities

  • experience working in a PC2 laboratory with acute awareness of safety regulations and safe operating procedures

  • experience working with radioactivity and understanding of radiation safety regulations is preferred, but not essential.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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Applications will close on Monday, 10 April at 11:59pm.

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