OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship in   biomedical engineering, – e-Health and Telemedicine, Australia

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowships. Successful applicants will work with leaders in the field of science and receive personal development and learning opportunities.

As a postdoctoral fellow you will have the unique opportunity to research and develop cutting edge technologies and a novel system for fully automated analysis and comparison of the eye images taken over a period of time. Previous images will be stored in the cloud and any new images from the same patient will be compared to the old images for possible changes to the vessel structure.  It is expected that you will publish your results in high impact journals in medicine and computer science and have hand-on experience developing software code for image analysis and machine learning.

The candidate will be involved:

  • 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 image quality control system for retinal imaging cameras
  • Build computer-aided systems using image feature detection, registration of images taken over a time, image comparison, machine learning techniques and data mining (using both clinical parameters and eye image features).
  • Oversee the data collection and quality of data from the eye clinic.

Location:     Floreat – Perth, WA
Salary:        AUD$81K – AUD$88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:       Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:  WA15/01209

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as informatics, computer science, medicine or biomedical engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing MEDICAL imaging algorithms, telemedicine systems and mobile health systems.
  • Hands-on programming experience with considerable experience developing end-user systems, cloud computing and C++, JAVA and/or other programming languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in research publications, grant applications, mentoring and supervision of students.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant Postdoctoral experience.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the largest and most diverse scientific organisations in the world. By igniting the creative spirit of our people, we deliver great science and innovative solutions that benefit industry, society and the environment.

CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship:  Working with our partners, were delivering innovation in science and technology for the development of Australias digital future. In doing so, were generating economic growth and prosperity, enabling healthy ageing and improving the nation’s productivity.  Through our world-class data science and technology research we work with businesses and government to help change the way digital technology is created, delivered and consumed.

Closing date:  11:30pm AEST, 31 May 2015

Further details:

Position Details – WA15/01209

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