The Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging offers students and researchers the ability to work on truly multi-disciplinary research and collaborate with a network of leading researchers both in Australia and internationally. Our unique blend of physicists, chemists and biologists allows us to interrogate the unsolved mysteries of the immune system from multiple perspectives, bringing together a varied set of techniques and expertise.

Imaging CoE Top Up Scholarships 

Top-up scholarships of $5,000 p.a. are available for students who have secured an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship or other full PhD scholarships to do a PhD with one of the Centre’s five nodes commencing in 2014-15.

Over 40 top-up scholarships will be awarded between 2014 and 2020.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging aims to provide an unprecedented understanding of how immunity works and to pioneer the next generation of imaging at the atomic, molecular, cellular and whole animal levels.

The Centre brings together leading Australian researchers in nodes at Monash University, La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales and The University of Queensland and is funded from 2014-2020.

The Centre’s PhD program includes:

  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics projects
  • Exceptional interdisciplinary projects
  • Work across multiple nodes, including our international partners in Germany and the UK
  • Train on and use state-of-the-art research infrastructure

Browse our Research or People pages for information about the Centre’s research program and Centre Chief Investigators.


You must:

  • be about to or wish to commence the first year of your PhD at one of the Centre’s nodes, AND
  • have already secured an APA or other full scholarship through external means.

Interested? – Send your CV and contact details to


3 Postdoctoral Positions in Sydney, Australia:

UNSW Node is seeking a 3 exceptional candidates for a postdoctoral positions in, protein crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, and virology to better understand the how the HIV capsid responds to host molecules during the process of infection. Their team aims to apply a range of structural and virological methods to image model capsid systems and authentic viral capsids in the presence of externally applied recombinant cofactors and metabolites in order to understand the nature and regulation of the uncoating event. The data will build on their recently developed single molecule fluorescence methods for measuring HIV core stability and help complete our understanding of the multiple essential roles played by the capsid.

The successful candidates will join their team of protein scientists, biophysicists, and virologists at the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging (Imaging CoE) The postdoctoral researchers will have an active role in conceiving and implementing approaches, training and supervision of research staff and students and presentation of the results in the form of publications, international conference presentations and potentially grant applications.

The postdoctoral positions are a full-time fixed term position available for 12 months from January 2020 onwards with strong prospects for a 2-year extension. Salary range is A$95,449-A$102,091 per year.

For queries, please contact Dr David Jacques at, or apply online, applications close: 11pm, 15th January 2020

Post-Doctoral Fellows x 2 (Cryo-Electron Microscopy & Protein Crystallography)