Imaging Facility Director

Location:UNSW, Sydney

Date posted: 29/06/2018

Faculty: Division of Research

Position Level:Senior Appointment

Position Summary:

The Human Imaging Research Facility is a new strategic initiative being developed by UNSW in collaboration with South East Sydney Local Health District / Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The Facility will initially comprise two 3T MRI systems, a Magnetom Vida at POWH and a Magnetom Prisma at NeuRA, in purpose-designed, newly refurbished space. The opening date of the POWH site is expected in Q4 2018 followed by opening of the NeuRA site in 2019. The Facility will be set up as a new core facility within the Division of Research at UNSW, in the portfolio of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) to support both current research and future research directions under the UNSW 2025 Strategy.

The synergy between leading academic, research and health care institutions, including the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, will enable the Facility to provide researchers with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities for world-class basic, translational and clinical research in an integrated clinical setting. The research focus will be on brain sciences and cancer. It is envisioned that the Facility will grow to accommodate the future research needs of the three partners and their strategic alliances, for example Mindgardens, as well as the Randwick Campus Redevelopment.

The Imaging Facility Director will play a key role in developing and implementing the operational plan for the new facility, in conjunction with key personnel from the partner institutions, and will subsequently direct and manage the day-to-day research activities of the Facility. The Director will be an employee of UNSW but will be expected to spend much of their time at the Facility sites in the adjacent Randwick Hospitals precinct and work closely with both partners.

The Director will report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) and will work closely with the Senior Radiographer MRI, the Medical Director and future academic Research Directors as appointed. The Director will manage a team of scientific and administrative staff and is expected to develop strong working relationships with senior staff of the UNSW Division of Research, Prince of Wales Medical Imaging and NeuRA as well as with other imaging facilities locally, nationally and internationally.

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For further information, contact Shiree Thomas ( or +61 2 9385 2401). T: (61 2) 9385 8655 E:

Applications close 29 July 2018 at 11PM AEST

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