Senior Lecturer (NMR)

Location: Perth, WA

Date posted: 22/12/2017

Classification: Senior Lecturer

Salary package: Level C or level D ($118,957 - $157,443) plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full-time, Tenurable appointment


Job No: 499195

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) and School of Molecular Sciences (joint appointment)

Opportunity to establish a NMR spectroscopy research program and lead the NMR facility operations at UWA

About the opportunity

In this role, you will establish an independent research program in the broad area of NMR spectroscopy and lead the operation of the CMCA's NMR core facility at UWA. You will also provide leadership and expertise to academic staff and research students in all areas of NMR spectroscopy, including spectrometer operation, data acquisition and analysis. You will be assisted by a Senior Research Officer involved in the day-to-day operation of the facility. You will also engage in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in the School, with teaching load balanced against the duties associated with leadership of the NMR facility.

About you

You will possess a strong work ethic, a practical approach and you will be passionate about delivering the highest quality research and teaching outcomes. To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

• A PhD in chemistry or allied science;

• A significant level of technical knowledge and experience in NMR spectroscopy including its applications in Chemistry, Structural Biology and/or Metabolomics

• An ability to lead an independent, externally funded research program, and willingness to participate in collaborative research

• An ability and willingness to direct and maintain a multi-user NMR facility

• An ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment; and

• Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

• Start-up grant negotiable

• Tenurable position

• Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary

• Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum

• Long Service Leave after 10 years

• Eligibility for sabbatical leave

• Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

Applications close 12 February 2018

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Postdoctoral Position in μMRI of Cartilage

Location: Rochester, MI, USA

Date posted: 22/12/2017

Classification: PostDoc


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in microscopic MRI (μMRI) study of articular cartilage. This position is funded by a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) till 2021. The project aims to determine a set of multidisciplinary molecular parameters that best describes the early changes in osteoarthritic cartilage in animal models and human at microscopic resolution. Quantitative correlation with the whole-body clinical MRI of cartilage and joint is also a part of the research plans.

Our preferred candidate should have PhD-level training and experience in advanced NMR/MRI experiments and instrumentation (e.g., ultra-short TE imaging, compressed sensing, multi-component relaxometry, non-Cartesian k-space sampling, pulse programming). Candidates with working skills in connective tissue biology and other imaging modalities would have unique advantage. This position requires a PhD in physics, biophysics, medical physics, bioengineering, or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will join a unique research lab that is famed for its multidisciplinary microscopic imaging studies of cartilage and related musculoskeletal tissues. Our μMRI system is a Bruker AVANCE II console with a 7T vertical-bore magnet (running ParaVision 4/5/6). Other major equipments in our lab include a polarized light microscopy system (Leica DM RXP with two digital imaging setups), a Fourier-transform infrared imaging system (PerkinElmer Spotlight 300), a microscopic CT system (Skyscan 1174), a mechanical system (EnduraTec ELF 3200), and the full set of equipment for histology and analytical chemistry. More information regarding our lab and some of our recently completed projects can be found from our website.

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Technical Officer, Bio Resources Imaging Lab

Location:Sydney / UNSW

Date posted: 13/12/2017

Classification: Technical Officer

Salary package: Salary Level 6/7: $ 83,653-$99,306 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading

Term: Full-time, Fixed Term for 2 years with possibility of extension


Job No: 516161

The incumbent will support the operation and research activities in the pre-clinical high-field MRI facility in the Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory (BRIL). They would work closely together with other facility staff and facility users, to contribute to the general operation, management and further development of the MRI facility and related imaging infrastructure. In this position you support a wide variety of research users with their pre-clinical MRI procedures. Under the direction of the Head of BRIL and the MRI Fellow you will be involved in all operational and administrative aspects of the pre-clinical MRI facility such as user administration, image acquisition, sample and animal preparation, data analysis and more.

About the successful applicant

• Degree or diploma in a field relevant to the activities in BRIL and the MRI facility, preferably in a discipline related to imaging in biomedical sciences, e.g. Radiography, Medical Science/Medicine, Biosciences, Biomedical Engineering or related fields.

• Previous research experience in biomedical sciences, imaging science or related fields and have demonstrated your ability to operate scientific instrumentation in a research environment.

• Previous specific experience with pre-clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MR Spectroscopy and/or rodent models of disease is an advantageous asset for your role in our team.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - Job ID 60702 - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

For further information please contact: Dr Carl Power, Head of the Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory, Acting Director of Marc Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW Sydney T: (61 2) 9385 8655 E:

Applications close Friday 31 January 2018

Please apply online - Job ID 60702

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