First listed on: 19 July 2018

Senior Technical Officer - Imaging Informatics 

Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility
DVC Research Portfolio
Reference No 1356/0718F

  • A great opportunity to support latest research IT Imaging informatics infrastructure
  • Utilise your advanced software analysis, designing and deployment skills
  • Fixed term role – 3 years, HEO7, Salary: $90K to $98K plus leave loading and superannuation.

About the opportunity 

The Senior Technical Officer - Imaging Informatics will join Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility (CRF) to develop, build and operate Sydney Imaging’s latest research IT Imaging informatics infrastructure for our researchers. The incumbent will work with Sydney Imaging staff, researchers at the University and staff from ICT to deploy, support, maintain, and continuously improve a range of informatics systems dedicated to support multimodal imaging research.

The role is responsible for a range of tasks within Sydney Imaging CRF, including designing software solutions for imaging infrastructure and deployment of software pipelines and high performance computing interface for analysis support, undertaken within a network of collaborations. Working with researchers, the role provides high-level imaging informatics technical support for multidisciplinary research. The Officer manages and supervises the technical operations of the informatics functions of the CRF and provides sound, expert technical support and advice to researchers and students using the CRF. The role ensures that the CRF imaging data infrastructure is properly maintained

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 Technical Officer – Imaging Informatics who possesses:

  • experience in High Performance Computing architecture (HPC)
  • Experience in scripting/programming languages such as XML, Bash, Python and Powershell
  • Experience in web-services infrastructure including web, application, and databases
  • Knowledge of tools such as Docker Swarm and in imaging software such as FSL, SPM, as well as Matlab (preferably)

About us

The University of Sydney is committed to continued improvement in its research performance, maintaining its leading role within Australia and improving its competitive position internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focussing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic research areas; aligning  its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross-disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation including intellectual property protection and commercialisation.

The DVC Research Portfolio currently includes six Research Services groups, which support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University’s research goals, as well as a number of cross-disciplinary Institutes and Centres. One of these Service groups is Research Development and Collaboration, which includes a number of University-wide core research facilities.

A CRF is a centralised, shared capability spanning multiple faculties, providing access to high-end research infrastructure and offering a range of related services to assist researchers with specialist applications. The facilities serve as focal points of research activity, bringing together a critical mass of researchers from diverse disciplines, while providing the means to better manage and sustain high-end research infrastructure to deliver quality research outcomes, particularly in areas of strategic priority.

The mission of the Sydney Imaging CRF is to provide core set of state-of-the-art for clinical, preclinical imaging equipment as well as hybrid theatre intervention surgery and associated services to researchers across disciplines. The facility has multiple nodes including the Brain and Mind Centre and Charles Perkins Centre.

Biomedical Imaging research involves imaging data acquisition, image processing, image content representation, enhanced image interpretation and management of images as well as data integrity and data storage. These imaging informatics processes represent major workflows and pipelines. Sydney Imaging users will generate massive multimodal imaging data for their imaging-based research. A centralised integrated imaging informatics platforms is being developed that can combine data, meta-data and workflows that are essential for advances, collaborations and discoveries in imaging core facilities and its multidisciplinary users.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack 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.  Visit and search by the reference number 1356/0718F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 2 August 2018 (Sydney time)

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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