First listed on: 11 August 2018

Research Scientist - Biomedical Imaging and Theranostic Development 

  • Have a significant impact on patients with difficult to treat cancers
  • Supervise imaging studies using advanced MRI and molecular imaging technologies
  • Join our team of innovative researchers at the AeHRC and really make a difference!

The position:

At CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, we’re looking for a highly motivated Research Scientist to help us develop a novel translational theranostics research program.  Contributing to multiple aspects of the program, you will build biomedical innovation in precision medicine across CSIRO and our academic and industry partners. You will play an integral role in the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AeHRC) Medical Image Analysis team and help facilitate the transition of technologies into the AeHRC research program.

From the early discovery and development phase to validation of targets in preclinical and clinical imaging studies, you will work closely with the Leader of the Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform (FSP) and a dedicated team of researchers and academic collaborators.  You will develop new medical technologies and therapeutics and also assist in the translation of technologies with commercial partners.

Your role in these projects will include:

  • Helping to bring together the required expertise to develop an innovative theranostics research program in oncology.
  • Working closely with clinicians to ensure technology has significant impact on patients.
  • Designing innovative imaging and bioinformatics platforms to support validation of new targets.
  • Playing a leading role guiding the commercialisation of new theranostic agents or related therapeutic technologies.
  • Assisting in the development of novel strategies with a commercial focus.

This is a great opportunity to work with other innovative researchers in a leading government organisation engaged in world-class scientific research.  At CSIRO we offer excellent career development opportunities and in this role you will have a unique opportunity to translate your research into practice, with impact on both Australian and international e-Health programs.

Location:      Herston (Brisbane) Queensland
Salary:          AU$109k to AU$128k per annum, plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Job ref:         58164

To be considered for this research position, you will hold a doctorate and have significant research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as medical imaging (MRI and PET), image processing (PET quantitation and pharmacokinetic modelling), or small biomolecule imaging, along with a background in statistical analysis of preclinical and clinical studies.  To successfully execute this role you will be passionate about making a hands-on contribution to solving the big research challenges in precision medicine.  You will also have:

  • High-level communication skills and a strong record of publishing in quality journals.
  • Experience in some key aspects in the development of novel theranostics or therapeutics in any field of oncology.
  • Competency in applying advanced image informatics platforms to measure biodistribution of uptake of novel agents in solid tumours.
  • The ability to perform conjugation chemistry for labelling small biomolecules with radionuclides for imaging and therapy in the preclinical domain.

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today!

Position Details


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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to apply: Please load one document containing your CV and a brief cover letter which outlines your suitability for the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB). At the end of the online application process, you will also be required to respond to some screening questions. 

Applications close: Sunday 9 September, 2018 (11:59pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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