Position Details
Reference Number 35226
Position Title Neuroimaging Specialist
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary


  • Part Time, Fixed Term (0.4EFT)
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary Packaging Options


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has cared for the children and young people of Victoria since it was founded in 1870. As a tertiary and quaternary centre, the RCH cares for the most critically ill and medically complex paediatric patients in Victoria. In addition to providing a full range of clinical services, the hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. With more than 6,000 staff, 12 wards and 350 beds, the RCH is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria, and also provides care for children and young people from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

We are the state’s busiest paediatric Emergency Department, often experiencing more than 300 presentations on any given day. The RCH is committed to working with health services across the state and plays a significant role in many critical state and nationwide services. We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time, for the benefit of all Victorian children. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/

The RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, which is home to more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations, with collectively more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region.


The Role: 

The Neuroimaging Specialist is one of a team of clinicians in the epilepsy, brain tumour, stroke and brain malformation programs of the RCH, working closely with neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and medical scientists in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medical Imaging and Psychology. A key role of the Neuroimaging Scientist is acquisition and post-processing of structural and functional brain imaging studies in children with neurological problems to aid in their diagnosis and treatment, especially neurosurgical treatment. The Neuroimaging Specialist also works closely with scientists in the MCRI to bring new developments in neuroimaging to clinical practice.

This role is a multidisciplinary one and the successful candidate could have a medical, science or psychology background.


You will be responsible for: 

  • Utilise high-level skills in brain imaging analysis to provide key diagnostic and therapeutic information from MRI, PET and other imaging technologies
  • Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to improve outcomes for children with neurological disorders
  • Assist researchers and clinicians with the implementation and assessment of new neuroimaging technologies in the clinical domain

Keep records of image processing performed and potential impacts on clinical outcomes, for clinical audit and research purposes.  

You will have:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a field of neuroscience relevant to clinical neuroimaging.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis of brain imaging, including functional MRI and diffusion tractography.   
  • For Psychology applicants only: 
    • continuously satisfy the PBA continuing professional development standards 
    • uphold the PBA Code of Ethics


Other information and how to apply:


Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials .

Please contact Wirginia Maixner Department of Neurosurgery wirginia.maxiner@rch.org.au for further information.


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Selection Criteria Desirable: PHD
Contact Person Wirginia Maixner
Contact Number 55437
Contact Email Wirginia.Maixner@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Eve Dimopoulos
Alternate Contact Number 55437
Alternate Contact Email eve.dimopoulos@rch.org.au
Closing Date 19/02/2020
Position Description Neuroimaging Specialist 0.4FTE PD 2020.pdf