First listed on: 17 October 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship - AI for improved quality of life for epilepsy patients 

The Opportunity
  • Conduct novel, world class research aimed at the development, validation & translation of AI algorithms.
  • Actively engage in state, national and international conferences.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


The Position
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience.  These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system through.

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the Medical Image Analysis Team based at the Royal and Brisbane and Women's Hospital.  The Fellow will be part of an international, multi-disciplinary research team with expertise in: clinical nuclear medical imaging, neuroimaging, PET; magnetic resonance imaging; and medical image analysis.  They will conduct novel, world class research aimed at the development, validation and translation of AI algorithms to improve the accuracy of PET imaging to assist diagnosis and treatment planning for epilepsy patients. 

Your duties will include
  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Develop and validate AI algorithms to improve the accuracy of PET images using PET and MRI data.
  • Working with clinical experts, research and develop re-usable software libraries and/or system models designed to provide improved epilepsy lesion localisation.
  • Actively engage in state, national and international conferences as well as deliver seminars or workshops within CSIRO and externally.


Location:      Herston, Queensland and Townsville, Queensland
Salary:          AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:   63277

To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential selection criteria can be appointed.

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as medical image analysis or computer vision.
    • Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated performance in developing, implementing and validating new medical image analysis algorithms with strong skills in analytical thinking.
  • Demonstrated competency in C++ (Linux and Windows) and software development processes and environments (including MS Visual Studio, gcc, CMake, svn/git).
  • Demonstrated experience with PET and PET/MR reconstruction.
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in problem solving and application of knowledge, as evidenced by publications and research experience. 
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

For more information please view the Position Description.

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I Strategy

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

AEST 11:59pm, Wednesday 30th October 2019.

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