Research Fellow, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full Time, 12-month Fixed-Term Position with possible extension
  • $94,671+ 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 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 and development catered towards the aims and objectives of a Cooperative Research Centres Project that promises to deliver a non-invasive real-time biometric sensing technology. You will be actively involved in designing and fabrication suitable sensors as well as work with industry partners, stakeholders, and end-users in ensuring the sensors work to specifications (upscaling manufacture upscaling and interfacing with communications module).

The Research Fellow will work within the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group. The Group has a strong track record of research excellence with multiple awards for team members, high quality publication output, and strong industry engagement. The Research Fellow will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities of the Group and flagship RMIT University facilities, the Micro Nano Research Facility and the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility. The team emphasises diversity with members from a range of disciplines, age, and ethnicity with an equal gender composition.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a demonstrated research track record in nanoelectronics and prototype product development. Furthermore, an ability to experimentally realise, characterise and test electronic devices and integrated systems, in particular stretchable/wearable sensing systems, will be essential to your success in this role. Previous experience supervising research students is highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Madhu Bhaskaran, Associate Professor and Co-Leader of Functional Materials and Microsystems Research group on or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571283.

Applications close on Tuesday 20th 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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