The postdoctoral researchers will be members of the Medical Physics Research Group (MPRG) and the Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation (PRo-CaRIT). You will join a leading research group in radiation oncology and medical physics in Australia based at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital with 6 current postdoctoral and fellowship level positions and 10 postgraduate students.
We are looking to place 2 postdoctoral researchers to conduct research as part of one of the following projects:
Role 1 (Vacancy #3963) is for Project Grant APP1130469 “Improving the safety of radiation therapy with the Watchdog real time patient treatment verification system”, under the direct supervision of Chief Investigator Conjoint Professor Peter Greer. This project is a collaboration between the University of Newcastle/Calvary Mater Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and Cancer Care Manitoba, Canada. You will work as part of the treatment verification team that includes two postdoctoral researcher and several PhD students.
Role 2 (Vacancy # 3954) is for Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship ECF181252 “4D-MRI in radiotherapy for achieving tumor localisation and effective treatment”, under the direct supervision of Chief Investigator Dr Danny Lee. The radiation oncology department houses a newly installed dedicated 3T Siemens MRI Simulator. You will work as part of the MRI research team that includes an MRI physicist, MRI radiographer, software developer, postdoctoral researcher and student positions.
Specifically, you will:
Conduct research either in one of the above areas
Apply for internal and external grant funding schemes
Assist with supervision of RHD students
Write papers and present results at international conferences and institutions.
Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:
PhD in physics or closely related discipline
Demonstrated experience in high level international standard research
Expertise in one or more of the areas: radiotherapy physics, MRI physics, radiotherapy dosimetry, image processing or analysis
Demonstrated experience in scientific software development
Demonstrated ability to write research articles for publication
Skills in written and verbal communication
Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.
High level software programming ability
Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found by following the instructions below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.
Salary Level A - From $86,081 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation guarantee with Unisuper.
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Internal Number: 3963 & 3954
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