The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research (the Institute) is a not-for-profit organisation located in Sydney’s South West that conducts world-class medical research that is rooted in and driven by the needs of the local community and wider Australia. The Institute is the pre-eminent research institute for South Western Sydney. It is home to 360 staff, over 40 research groups, and five (5) research streams that are committed to its vision of Inspiring Health and Transforming Care. The Institute is integral to a unique collaboration with the South Western Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney University and the UNSW Sydney. Through these collaborations the Ingham Institute is working to radically transform health outcomes both locally and globally. The post-doctoral researcher will be part of the Medical Physics research group that, together with the Radiation Oncology department at Liverpool undertakes research into improving outcomes and care for radiation oncology patients. There are a number of ongoing research programs underway including the Australian MRI-linac program, investigations into the use of MRI in radiation oncology, radiomics, health services research including evidence-based radiation oncology utilisation, uncertainties in radiation oncology, dosimetry in radiation oncology and imaging for radiation oncology. The medical physics group is multidisciplinary including physicists, computer scientists, radiation therapists, radiation oncologists and engineers. Heterogeneity in cancer is a problem. The ImproviNg brain cancer ouTcomes with mRi guidEd adaPtIve raDiotherapy (INTREPID) project will develop a new methodology to increase the survival rates of victims of brain cancer using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques. This project aims to develop methodology to actively monitor known heterogeneous tumour characteristics and specifically target them with radiation dose. This requires using functional imaging information to specifically treat biologically relevant areas of disease. This has been desirable in radiation oncology for some time.
A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in medical physics, computer science, mathematics or similar.
Demonstrated experience in at least three of the following fields is essential: Medical Image Computing / Machine learning / Deep Learning / Radiation Oncology / Medical Physics / MRI Physics
Demonstrated expertise in image processing including segmentation
Demonstrated track record in research including preparation of manuscripts, grant applications and publishing in international peer reviewed journals.
Proven ability to be both self-directed and work independently within a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, with ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated expertise in writing and testing well structured, documented code and supporting others to do this.
Commitment to conducting research under strict ethical and regulatory guidelines.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in radiation oncology
Experience in the use of MRI for cancer imaging
Experience in imaging biomarker development
Additional Salary Information: 9.5% Super, salary packaging is available.
About Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
The Ingham Institute’s world-class medical research is rooted in and driven by the needs of our local South West Sydney community. We are committed to inspiring better health of our local community, and transforming the treatment and care of people living with common medical conditions and disease.
Through applied medical research and partnerships with universities, hospitals and our local healthcare community, the Ingham Institute is working to radically transform health outcomes for the better – creating thriving communities, both locally and globally.