Research Fellow, Urban Heat Mapping

Melbourne, Australia
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, fixed term contract till 2 Dec 2019
  • $66,304-$89,935+ 17% super

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.

Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT's City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus: Criminology, legal and justice studies; Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting; Social work, youth work, community services and social policy; Sustainability and urban planning.

We provide academic programs in both Vocational and Higher Education, from certificate to PhD, in these four main areas. We are a strongly research active school with research centres of national and international reputation - the Centre for Urban Research and the Social and Global Studies Centre.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Research Fellow will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop. Australian cities are widely known for their liveability. Yet, extreme heat can be a killer. The Research Fellow role in this project will be to assist in the development of a platform that integrates maps of satellite-derived land surface temperatures to inform users of the location of urban hot spots. The Research Fellow will have a good working knowledge of different GIS platforms and a track record of publishing in high quality journals. Experience of working with social science survey methodologies, statistics packages such as R and/or app development is an asset.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in this role you will provide evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field. You will have the ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government. High level written and verbal communication skills are imperative to be considered for this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Marco Amati, Associate Professor on (03) 9925 9887 quoting job reference #571153.

Applications close on 24 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.

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