Research Fellow in Nanocatalysis for Sustainable Chemistry

Melbourne, Australia
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2-year Fixed-term contract
  • $94,671-$112,424 p.a.+ 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.

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.

The Surfaces, Materials, and Catalysis (SMAC) Group is a world leader in the rational design of advanced functional materials.

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 be based in the SMAC Group, within the School of Science and will carry out independent and team research which has a significant impact in the area of their specialisation and be acknowledged at international level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline. Your role is primarily to plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects in the design, synthesis and application of nanoparticulate and nanoporous catalysts for sustainable chemistry, notably biomass valorisation and solar fuels

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis, experience in a range of advanced analytical techniques and the supervision of postgraduate students, and an emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit our careers website or for further information please contact Adam Lee on (03) 9925 2623 quoting job reference #571384.

Applications close on Sunday 25th 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.