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Associate Lecturer (DMAV)

Job no: 502216
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • Full Time – 18 month fixed-term appointment
  • Level A ($68,452.00 - $92,497.00)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the opportunity

The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) is a multi-user, core facility supporting UWA’s research goals. Its goal is to facilitate and provide research excellence through a focus on world-class facilities matched with expertise.  It does this by supporting its users along the User Pathway, from initial engagement through planning, registration, training, data collection, analysis and results.   

The appointee will support the Data Management, Analysis and visualisation (DMAV) Group. DMAV works collaboratively with CMCA users and staff in providing data management, analysis and visualisation expertise to support the research projects making use of the CMCA’s facilities.

Providing advice and developing collaborative research activities related to the analysis and visualisation of data acquired with the CMCA’s suite of instruments, including significant support for its flagship Bruker BioSpec 9.4T MRI; supporting commercial and open-source software packages; collaboration in developing and implementing custom image analysis algorithms and workflows and designing and delivering training modules. 

The appointee will also facilitate access by CMCA users to high-performance computational facilities, promoting CMCA activities to the scientific community nationally. This position will also deliver training modules and courses and train users in data management, collaborating with researchers and contributing to the preparation of research reports and papers for publication.  The appointee will also supervise and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects as required.

About you

Excited by this opportunity to develop and implement data management, analysis and visualisation tools for the CMCA’s range of microscopy, analysis and imaging facilities new platforms for research, the successful appointee will demonstrate the following:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in a field relevant to instrument data management analysis and visualisation.
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in the implementation of image processing and analysis workflows for 2D and volumetric image data (especially MRI but also Optical microscopy, SEM/TEM and micro-CT) using open-source and/or commercial software packages and libraries (e.g., FIJI/imageJ, Aviso/Amira, CellProfiler, ITK/VTK, MATLAB).
  • Experience in C/C++, MATLAB and one or more scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl, Tcl, shell-scripting).
  • The ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively by phone, email and in person.
  • A willingness to travel and work flexible hours

Closing date: Friday, 28 September 2018

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Please see the position description prior to applying:  Download File Position Description - Associate Lecturer_ Level A CMCA - DMAV 502216

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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