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Research Fellow - Monash Biomedical Imaging

Job No.: 635780

Location: The Alfred Hospital

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 18-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,205 - $97,995 pa Level A (plus 10.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Facility

ARA-MBI is a purpose-built preclinical imaging facility located at the Alfred Research Alliance in Prahran. The facility houses a comprehensive suite of imaging instruments including PET/CT, MPI, and 9.4T MRI with MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) capability. ARA-MBI assists preclinical researchers by providing access to the latest imaging equipment and offering operational guidance and support. The facility is managed by Alliance partners, Monash University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and is a node of Monash Biomedical Imaging.

The Opportunity

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Fellow with an honours degree (or higher) in the relevant discipline to join the team at Alfred Research Alliance - Monash Biomedical Imaging facility (ARA-MBI) in Prahran, Melbourne. ARA-MBI is a purpose-built preclinical imaging facility housing the latest instruments for preclinical research.

As the Research Fellow you will work closely with the Principal MRI Research Fellow and collaborating scientists to develop and optimise Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) protocols. In addition to running these instruments your responsibilities will also include administrative duties and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the facility.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Operation of the MPI instrument
  • Operation of the FUS Instruments RK-300 in-bore and RK-50 bench-top instruments and water degasser;
  • Operation of the 9.4T Bruker small animal MRI scanner;
  • Rodent handling including anaesthesia and tail vein cannulation (mice) for microbubble and MR contrast agent delivery;
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Writing standard operating procedures and safe work instructions;
    • Compiling and submitting ethics proposals
    • Managing Ethics compliance;
    • Ensuring an OH&S compliant workspace;

Preclinical imaging experience including MRI/MPI and FUS would be desirable in this role as would experience with image analysis and the use of FSL, MRtrix3, MATLAB, or other image processing software. Experience manipulating data in Unix would also be an advantage.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Associate Professor David Wright, Director of Preclinical Imaging at Alfred Medical Education and Research Precinct, +61 3 9903 0140 or

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow - Monash Biomedical Imaging

Closing Date

Thursday 7 July 2022, 11:55 pm AEST


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