First listed on: 11 August 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Applications

The Position

The role of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to undertake research in the field of Cerebral Palsy and the quantitative analysis of MR images for a Queensland Government funded Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships (AQIP) project. This 3-year research program is a partnership between CSIRO (Prof Stephen Rose, Dr Jurgen Fripp, Dr Kerstin Pannek), The Queensland Cerebral Palsy Research Centre at the University of Queensland (Prof Roslyn Boyd), Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Griffith University and Children’s Health Queensland. More information on the program can be found at

The AQIP program is aimed at early detection and early intervention in cerebral palsy. Your role in this project focuses on advanced neonatal brain imaging analysis and development of "Cerebral Palsy Detection Toolboxes" for cloud-based evaluation of brain MRIs.

You will develop and use advanced image analysis (segmentation, registration and tractography) and machine learning techniques (multivariate linear regression, Deep learning, random forests) to refine a toolbox (Prediction of PREterm Motor Outcomes) that will be used to investigate the relationship between brain structure and function of preterm infants and prediction of neuro developmental outcomes. This will be integrated into a CP detection toolbox that combines imaging and other clinical information that will be provided as a web-app prototype that provides risk assessments for developing CP. This will be deployed in as a State-wide implementation to evaluate the potential clinical impact of earlier detection. The candidate may also be involved in support of the commercialization of the toolbox.

You will join a multidisciplinary team working within the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), part of the CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, and Queensland Hospital and Health services. You as the fellow will have a unique opportunity to develop and validate new approaches to investigate Cerebral Palsy and translate the outputs of research into clinical practice for the benefit of the community and healthcare delivery in Australia and worldwide, within an internationally recognized group. See more about the CSIRO team at ( and the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre at

Location: Herston, Brisbane QLD
Salary: $78K - $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 3 year term
Reference: 45361

Before applying please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position Details

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How to Apply:  Please upload one document only that includes both your cover letter and CV/Resume, ensuring that you provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability for this role.  If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Friday 22nd September 2017

This is a readvertised position. Previous applicants need not apply.

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