Research Fellow, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2.5 years Fixed-Term Position
  • $94,671-$112,424 p.a. + 17% 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 Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.

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 Fellow will work as a member of a team undertaking research in sustainable construction, focusing on green construction practices, building information modelling (BIM) and/or prefabrication, under the direction of the research group leader. You will develop models and procedures to support the application of innovative information technologies, smart sensors and materials to achieve sustainable construction.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate a research track record in sustainable construction area, focusing on green construction practices, building information modelling (BIM) and/or prefabrication. You will demonstrate skills/knowledge in green rating tools and environmental modelling and mathematical optimization techniques. Furthermore, sound knowledge and/or practical experience on current techniques in the building and construction industry in Australia and across the globe is desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Kevin Zhang on +61 3 9925 3824, email or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571284.

Applications close on Thursday 22nd November 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.