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Senior Preclinical Imaging Scientist

Position Overview

  • Ongoing| Full Time | Salary commensurate with experience
  • Great opportunity to shape the development of a state-of-the-art preclinical animal imaging facility

About the Opportunity

The Senior Preclinical Imaging Scientist provides subject matter expertise and leadership in the field of preclinical imaging within the Biology and Preclinical Imaging group of the Biosciences Platform. You will work within a high-performance, multidisciplinary team for the development, evaluation and translation of radiopharmaceuticals and be responsible for developing and enhancing state-of-the-art preclinical imaging capabilities to maximise the user experience, providing best practice operations, and enabling and undertaking excellent research.

About You

"We are looking for a preclinical animal imaging expert who is motivated to use state-of-the-art PET/CT and SPECT/CT scanners to make a significant contribution at the national level.  You will play a key role in a multidisciplinary team that develops, evaluates and translates radiopharmaceuticals, working with researchers, ANSTO business and companies to improve health outcomes for Australians".  - Dr Loan Le, Manager, Biology and Preclinical Imaging

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide scientific leadership and expert knowledge to ensure the effective development and deployment of preclinical imaging capabilities for the measurement, quantification and understanding of key biological processes and disease states.
  • Lead the development of animal disease models and apply them to preclinical animal imaging studies, biodistribution studies, in vivo pharmacokinetics and data analysis.
  • Lead the development of state-of-the-art preclinical animal imaging capabilities and provide the relevant training to the team and users.
  • Formulate and lead collaborative research programs and projects using the capabilities in preclinical imaging to deliver high impact outcomes in alignment with ANSTO’s strategic imperatives.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Dr Loan Le on (02) 9717 7172.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  4 July 2022


Australian Citizens Preferred


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.