Senior Postdoctoral Scientists


Senior Postdoctoral Scientists

Sydney, NSW

0081657 Senior Postdoctoral Scientists



  • Exciting opportunity for 4x Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory
  • Advance your research career and clinical and industry relationships while facilitating high impact translational research
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term, until offering a base salary of $108K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown Campus



About the opportunity 


The Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory (IaPL) is a cross-disciplinary, data-intensive scientific group with the mission to revolutionise radiology, imaging and phenotyping to be the key source of clinical decision-making information in medicine. The goal of the laboratory is to have work translated into frameworks for early identification and treatment of chronic diseases directly improving clinical outcomes for patients.  


We have multiple full time Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunities under the supervision of Professor Stuart Grieve within the Imaging and Phenotyping Laboratory.


As the Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Professor Grieve and other high profile academic, clinical and industry collaborators to develop, design and conduct research that has high impact and clinical relevance and to publish work in high impact journals. The four opportunities consist of:


  1. Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in Cardiac Imaging to support in two key projects; BioHEART – a multi-omics and imaging project that looks to understand the missing biology that leads to coronary artery disease. DigitalHeart – a project integrating an image-informed digital heart model used as a tool in conjunction with “multi-omics” data to assist in the identification, grading and management of heart failure. These projects include supporting MRFF Frontiers project Biomarkers of Coronary Artery Disease, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease, NSW Cardiovascular Initiative BioBanking project


  1. Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging, supporting BrainPassport – a project integrating clinical data, multi-‘omics’ and imaging that aims to understand cognitive and emotional dysfunction across the continuum of brain injury/concussion, depression and dementia. This includes NHMRC Depression Pharmacogenomics study (ALIGNED) and the AU-ARROW dementia study.


  1. Postdoctoral Fellow in data science including AI/machine learning, supporting multiple projects which all share a common data architecture, and combine imaging with other types of data including genetics, clinical data, other forms of “omics” (metabolomics, proteomics etc), and any other available “phenotype” information


About you


The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist who has:


  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline -preferrable background in scientific medical research, engineering, or computer science
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise
  • experience and expertise in data analysis and statistics
  • experience in assisting with student supervision including supervision of honours students and potentially the co-supervision of PhD students
  • high levels of motivation and the capacity for independent work
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forum.



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.


Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  

To apply:

(or visit and search by the job requisition number 0078214 to apply)

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


Vacancy closing date: 11:30 PM, Thursday 24 June 2021


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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