Research Assistant, School of Science

Melbourne, Australia
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 12-month Fixed-Term Position
  • $66,304 - $89,935 p.a. + Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Science is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda.

In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will be involved in the fabrication of vdW heterostructures based on novel materials and electron and spin transport of these devices. Candidates with experience in spintronics, magnetism, monolayer 2D materials and device fabrication, low temperature transport measurements are preferred.

Skills & Experience Required

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate a research record in micro/nano materials and device fabrication processes as well as material characterisations. An ability to clearly communicate research results, concepts and knowledge along with a passion for problem solving will be essential to your success.

To Apply

For further information please contact Lan Wang on +61 3 9925 5872 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 570876.

Applications close on Thursday 25th October 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.