Research Assistant in Applied Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 12-month Fixed-Term Position 
  • $83,786 - $89,935 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 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.

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

This project is focused on mercury abatement research activities and requires to develop bench-scale reactors that can provide in-situ oxidation data while undergoing mercury removal experiments.

Skills & Experience Required

You will ideally hold a PhD in Industrical Chemistry and must have experience in mercury research. Experience in using mercury catalytic reactors, analytical instruments and the synthesis of catalysts and characterisation will be essential to your success in the role. A good performance in catalysis research & reactor design will be an advantage.

To Apply

For further information please contact Piyumi Wickramaarachchi on +61 3 9925 2330 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571769. 

Applications close on Wednesday 12th December 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 and diverse community.

Application close: 12 Dec 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time