Research Assistant/Fellow, Responsive Access to Space

Melbourne, Australia
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting Industry Research Opportunity
  • Full Time, Fixed-Term Position until June 2021
  • $89,000-$110,000 + 17% Superannuation (appointment level dependent on qualifications and experience)

The Role

You will be required to design, build and flight-test a vehicle propelled by a rotating detonation engine. The project aims to produce low cost, short notice and high availability sovereign space launch capability. Engine geometry, thermal management, fuel injection and flight test demonstrator vehicle integration are the critical topics requiring investigation.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have extensive practical experience in an engineering environment, with knowledge and skills including the ability to apply fluid dynamics, structural analysis, materials science, chemistry and CAD to the design process. You will have exceptional hands-on practical mechanical aptitude, and a strong understanding of conventional and additive manufacturing processes. Furthermore, the ability to meet tight deadlines in a high tempo research environment, and excellent technical report writing skills will be essential to your success in this role.

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 at RMIT provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work.

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.

To Apply

For further information please contact Pier Marzocca, Associate Dean on +61 3 9925 6061 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 575646.

Applications close on Sunday 26th May 2019.

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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