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The role of Research Scientist-AI inMedical imaging is to develop and implement AI solutions to improve the productivity and enhance reporting accuracy in clinical imaging practice, and contribute to the AI in Neuroimaging collaboration between the University of Sydney, Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre (SNAC) and I-MED Radiology Network (I-MED).

Context of the Role

The recent Interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Sydney, SNAC and I-MED will deliver a platform for seamless AI integration into clinical radiology workflows; and develop neuroimaging algorithms that will set a benchmark in diagnostic imaging, drive industry automation and productivity and mine hitherto untapped quantitative imaging data to improve health outcomes.  The collaboration is centred on industry-led innovation within the government science and research priority of HEALTH, and aligns with the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals growth sector.

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7600 permanent staff supporting over 60,000 students. The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre was established in 2015 for the research and treatment of critical health issues of the 21st century – disorders of the brain and mind. 

SNAC has been established at the Brain Mind Centre to take advantage of unique research capacity in the field and provide a state of the art commercial facility for the quantitative analysis of MRI to the pharmaceutical and other industries since 2012.  Together with a dedicated MS clinic, MS Clinical Trials Centre, and MRI unit,  SNAC is collocated within the Brain & Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. SNAC offers a unique combination of in-house neuroscience, imaging science, clinical trial, neurology and radiology expertise; and specialise in building novel neuroimaging biomarkers and integrating these into Phase 2-4 clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry.

I-MED Radiology Network is the largest provider of radiology service in Australia, providing over five million services a year to the Australian community across all states.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Designs, Develops and implements AI solutions for clinical imaging practice to improve the clinical reporting accuracy and productivity.
  • Liaises with project Systems Engineer to implement and deliver the AI solutions to clinicians and clinical research scientists.
  • Contributes to the advancement of AI in medical imaging, including producing publications in top tier journals and conferences. 
  • Plans and Manages the progress of designated AI project, ensures that all deadlines are met. 
  • Provides regular technical and other progress reports relevant to the projects, ensure all progresses are well documented.
  • Provides supports to other members in the team, 
  • Ensures strict confidentiality and security of all databases and related clinical trials information.
  • Provides supervision to junior engineers and research students
  • Undertakes ad-hoc projects and other activities as approved by the supervisor.

 Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • PhD in computer science/electrical engineering/Applied Math etc, as well as relevant experience in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Demonstrated strong Post-doc experience in Imaging focused AI applications.
  • Demonstrated strong hands-on coding skills in C++, Python and other scripting languages to quickly prototype Deep/Machine Learning models on platforms such as TensorFlow/Keras/Pytorch/Theano.
  • Experience with medical imaging analysis is preferred, specifically in classification, segmentation and multimodal analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • Excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies.
  • Previous work experience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation.

 

SNAC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. 

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them however due to the volume of the applications, please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Job Type: Full-time

 

 

 

Provides technical and operational support to Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre and the affiliated imaging research group at the BMC

Reporting Relationships

The Neuroimaging Analyst will report to the imaging analysis lead and SNAC Director of Operations, and will work closely with key staff including the Senior Project/Clinical Trial Manager and Research Director.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

Supports the design of research work being undertaken in the work area.

  • Assists with the design, development and documentation of suitable imaging and other research protocols.
  • Ensures that research protocols are adhered to, and report any adjustments that might be necessary.
  • Provides guidance and/or advice on regulations, policies and procedures in relation to research project undertaken.

Specific Image Analysis Accountabilities

  • Manage imaging data according to established Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre SOPs
  • Perform all analyses required for imaging projects – maintain data and record keeping as per relevant SOPs
  • Liaise with the supervisors and other researchers to develop and implement software solutions as required.  
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all research databases and related clinical trials information
  • Liaise with the clinical trial/project manager and staff to produce all required electronic and hard-copy reports for research projects throughout the course of each project.

Maintains research environment, oversees operations and student research activity in the work area.

  • Oversees daily operations and provides technical support for affiliated researchers and postgraduate research students, teaching research methods to visiting scientist and research fellows and assisting junior staff with research methods.
  • Provides day-to-day management and support.
  • Conducts regular maintenance checks on IT and other equipment and initiating repairs if required.
  • Works co-operatively and collaboratively with other staff.
  • Supervises students research activity.

Provides research administrative support for the work area.

  • Maintains academic and research records for the project(s), including project registers, EndNote libraries and publication registers.
  • Coordinates research subjects, schedules study appointments, follows-up attendance.
  • Provides research administration support as required.

Coordinates the development and submission of research publications for the work area.

  • Sources information, researches and prepares drafts for research publications and presentations including preparing literary reviews and carrying out theoretical research to support the overall research objectives.
  • Gathers and consolidates data/information for inclusion in publications and presentations.
  • Oversees the preparation of documentation for publications and presentations including producing graphs and tables.

Ensures that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met in the work area.  Ensures subject confidentiality requirements met.

  • Undertakes appropriate research procedures in accordance with relevant ethics protocols.
  • Ensures that the appropriate ethics applications are lodged in collaboration with SNAC management and/or Senior Academics at the BMC.
  • Prepares and ensures timely and accurate submission of all necessary documents.
  • Assists with writing Ethics Committee applications, research protocols and grants.
  • Ensures workplace health and safety regulations and operating procedures are adhered to within the research work environment.

Undertakes ad-hoc projects and other activities.

  • Performs work activities relevant to the role’s key accountabilities as approved by the Manager 

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline and relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) postgraduate qualifications.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in structural MRI analysis in the neuroimaging, including use of software packages including but not limited to FSL/SIENA & JIM.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications.
  • Experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis.
  • Advanced skills data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings.
  • Experience in a research-intensive environment 
  • Working understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, as applicable to the work environment.

Desirable

  • Specialty knowledge and previous experience in the application of advanced MRI techniques specific to neurological disease
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in neuroanatomy, clinical and research MRI techniques.

SNAC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. 

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them however due to the volume of the applications, please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Provides operational support to the senior trials/project manager in the coordination, implementation and management of clinical and research trials

 

Context of the Role

-- Provides operational support to the senior trials/project manager in the coordination, implementation and management of clinical and research trials.

The Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre has been established at the BMC to take advantage of unique research capacity in the field and provide a state of the art commercial facility for the quantitative analysis of MRI to the pharmaceutical and other industries. SNAC is a central MRI reading site for Phase 2-4 clinical trials in multiple sclerosis and other therapeutic areas.  SNAC provides a state of the art analysis service and implements the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and quality control. Commitment to deadlines is integral to the ethos at SNAC.

SNAC is located within the Brain & Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. A dedicated MS clinic, MS Clinical Trials Centre, and MRI unit are collocated at the BMC.

Reporting Relationships

The Project Officer works both independently and with other SNAC staff to ensure the safe and effective co-ordination, initiation, implementation and management of all SNAC research projects and clinical trials. The SNAC Project Officer will liaise with the Senior Trials Manager/Project Manager and the Director of Operations for direction and decision-making

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in drafting project/trial documents and relevant materials in collaboration with team members (SOPs, ethics, governing documents, etc)
  • Assist in reviewing and maintaining all clinical trial and research documentation
  • Assist in maintaining data and record keeping
  • Assist in co-ordinating the initiation and implementation of clinical and research trials and liaising with the clinical researchers, clinical trial/project manager and other relevant professional staff involved in trials
  • Assist in producing all required electronic and hard-copy reports for sponsors/auditors/SNAC records throughout the course of each project.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all SNAC and related clinical trials information.
  • Act as additional point of contact to sites, investigators, sponsors, collaborators
  • Act as clinical trials/project manager in absence of assigned senior clinical trials/project manager
  • Undertake any other duties relevant and appropriate to the position.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated at least one year experience in project/clinical trials management.
  • Highly developed time management skills
  • Absolute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solutions
  • Well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships at various professional levels as detailed in the SNAC Customer Service Manual
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and under supervision
  • Understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures

Desirable

  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy, clinical and research MRI techniques, thorough knowledge of medical terminology (neurology)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in health science, or related area
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical trials
  • High level information technology skills
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

SNAC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. 

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them however due to the volume of the applications, please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Be the go to expert for all clinical/research data queries with hands on knowledge and expertise

Context of the Role

SNAC is located within the Brain & Mind Centreat the University of Sydney. SNAC performs high quality research in collaboration with university researchers, students and external entities.  Focussed on MRI outcomes in neurological disease, SNAC develops imaging based biomarkers that can be incorporated into clinical trials and in clinical practice.

Our small but agile team is seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic individual to develop, implement and optimise database solutions in REDCap as required by SNAC.  Close liaison with the clinical researchers, clinical trial/project manager and other relevant professional staff will be required to centralise SNAC study data from various sources, e.g. neuroimaging, clinical, neuropsychological, electrophysiology data.

Reporting Relationships

The Database Manager will report to the SNAC Director of Operations, and will work closely with key staff including the Senior Project/Clinical Trial Manager and Research Director.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and optimise database solutions as required by SNAC.Ensure all database management meets regulatory / sponsor requirements.
  • Be the go to expert for all clinical / research data queries within SNAC and external organizations with hands on knowledge and expertise.
  • Liaise with the clinical researchers, clinical trial/project manager and other relevant professional staff to centralise all study data from various areas, e.g. clinical, neuroimaging, neuropsychological and others.
  • Produce all required electronic and hard-copy reports for sponsors/auditors/SNAC records throughout the course of each project.
  • Liaise with external collaborators to facilitate the data-sharing solutions.
  • Consistent review and optimization of data structure and reporting systems.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all SNAC databases and related clinical trials information
  • Review and improve workflows on REDCap, PACS and related system integrations and implement automation wherever appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties relevant and appropriate to the position.
  • Comply with Work Health and Safety legislation and operate in accordance with established Occupational Health and Safety procedures at SNAC.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated > 2 years experience in database management.
  • Bachelors degree or higher in biostatistics/bioinformatics/computer science or other relevant field
  • Highly developed time management skills
  • Absolute attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level information technology skills
  • Proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solutions
  • Well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships at various professional levels as detailed in the SNAC Customer Service Manual
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and under supervision
  • Understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures

Desirable

  • Demonstrated experience in clinical trials
  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Knowledge of medical terminology (neurology)
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements (US, EU and AUS) for case record data entry and electronic data entry
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy, clinical and research MRI techniques, Thorough knowledge of medical terminology (neurology)

SNAC is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.

Please forward your application letter and CV to info@snac.com.au. We will be reviewing applications as we receive them however due to the volume of the applications, please be informed that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.