General Manager, WA National Imaging Facility


General Manager, WA National Imaging Facility

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN, Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)


General Manager, WA National Imaging Facility


Location: UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN, Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)

Salary: $106,775 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong 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:

The National Imaging Facility (NIF) is a multi-million-dollar project providing state-of-the-art imaging capability for the Australian research community, as part of the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) framework.

UWA hosts the WA node of the National Imaging Facility (WA NIF) within the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA), the principal research infrastructure centre at UWA. The CMCA comprises a team of academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms.

The WA NIF Node is located on the 3rd floor of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research on the QEII Medical Centre campus. WA NIF aims to provide an open access platform to all researchers and investigators, offering research imaging infrastructure for preclinical and human imaging. The WA NIF Node recently underwent a major expansion, introducing state-of-the-art human 3T MRI and digital PET-CT systems, thereby making the node the first dedicated research imaging facility in the state.


About the opportunity:

Under the guidance of the WA NIF Node Directors and UWA Office of Research staff, the General Manager leads and manages operational activities for all WA NIF Node imaging modalities and instruments, including the delivery of imaging services, rostering and management of technical staff, operational budgeting and financial management, equipment oversight, patient and staff safety, and regulatory compliance. Under direction, the General Manager will also take responsibility for fostering a customer-focused perspective and ensuring a strong commitment to high organisational service standards.


About you:

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Demonstrated medical imaging experience in an established public or private health service environment (radiology and/or nuclear medicine) will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective clinical and business management and practices, implementing effective administrative systems and practices, and ability to identify risks and gaps in service provision.
  • Experience in invoicing, basic financial reporting, and budget summaries.
  • Experience in contract negotiation and developing partnerships.
  • Excellent and collaborative interpersonal, networking, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, and exercise judgement.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, online conferencing and maintaining websites and social media platforms.

NOTE: Occasional travel (intrastate and interstate), mainly to specific conferences and other Australian NIF nodes may be required.


Enquiries: Dr. Caroline Chapman on (08) 6488 7354  or

Application Details: HERE

Closing Date: Thursday, 29th Feb 2024