Research Fellow, Photonic Biosensors

Melbourne, Australia
$94,671-$112,424 p.a. + 17% Superannuation
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 18 month 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 and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and 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, 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 working on photonic biosensors. These biosensors will include integrated photonic chips (silicon and silicon nitride) and also potentially plasmonic chips in combination with automated microfluidics

Skills & Experience Required

You will be able to demonstrate a research track record in photonic chip biosensors, with the ability to apply knowledge in the functionalisation of biosensors and the operation of highly sensitivity biosensors. Experience with complex automated microfluids will be essential to your success in the role. Specific experience with biosensor methodologies for DNA/RNA analysis would be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Arnan Mitchell on 0408 685 403 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571705.

Applications close on Thursday 29th 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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