Research Fellow in Submarine Dynamics and Control

Melbourne, Australia
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow - School of Engineering (Submarine Dynamics and Control)

  • Full-time, three year fixed-term opportunities based at RMIT and DSTG premises
  • Must be an Australian Citizen (for at least 10 years)
  • Contribute to the future of submarine program through high quality research, development and its management
  • Research grant funded by DST Group - Maritime Division
  • Access to modern office facilities and fully equipped laboratory between DST Group & RMIT premises
  • Report directly to the Associate Dean and Project Leader
  • Opportunities open to Academic Level A to Level B (dependent on experience)
  • Competitive salary packaging + 17% superannuation

Position Summary

As Research Fellow, you will work collaboratively with the supervisor to assist and support DST Group future submarine program through active research, development and work management that forms part of DST Group Submarine Dynamics and Control team. Coming into this position, you will have the opportunity to work in DST Group and RMIT premises in Melbourne which includes access to the office and laboratory.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with the team in contributing to quality research showcasing research areas outputs publications, development of new research initiatives, presentation of research findings at conferences and forums
  • Initiate and contribute to preparation of research proposals and reports to ensure that they align to DST Group objectives
  • Manage research project timelines and also ensure research reports meet compliance requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing and publishing articles in internationally recognised journals as well as keeping up-to-date on trends and outcomes in international research that will benefit the technical advancement of this project
  • Involve in varied administrative duties based on the level of appointment and participate in meetings related to the goals of research projects or work of the organisational unit
  • Contribute 10% of your time to mentor & supervise final-year project students and postgraduate students as part of your coursework teaching activities

Skills and Experience Required

  • PhD qualified in Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronics, Aerospace, Mechanical or other related disciplines and/or relevant working experience in the field stated above
  • Australian Citizen (for at least 10 years) and eligible to obtain defence security clearance
  • Proven academic and/or industry experiences in modelling, simulation or control of real world engineering applications relevant to hydromechanical or electromechanical systems
  • Proven track record in publishing high impact journal in ERA referenced journals and conferences as well as research experience in developing mathematical models
  • Experience in the development of mathematical models and control strategies for hydrodynamic or mechanical systems are desirable
  • Passion and ability to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation, and equip with strong technical report writing and verbal communications


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.

Founded in 1887, RMIT is a multi-sector university with more than 87,000 students including 15,000 at postgraduate level and 11,000 staff globally. The University offers Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Vocational Education and Online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

We are also committed to redefining our relationship in working with and supporting Aboriginal self-determination. Our goal is to achieve lasting transformation by maturing our values, culture, policy and structures in a way that embeds reconciliation in everything we do. We are changing our ways of knowing, working and being to support sustainable reconciliation and activate a relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, students and community.

Our three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora campuses) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

The School of Engineering came into existence on January 1, 2016 and comprises the previous schools of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering; and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The School conducts teaching and research at both the City and Bundoora campuses, has 311 staff, 365 higher degree research students, 5121 coursework students and an annual budget of $130 million.

Details about the College may be found at


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMITs academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • 2% salary increase each year and annual leave loading of 1.35%
  • MYKI pass discount
  • Additional annual leave

To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information, please contact Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar at 03 9925 6192 or email Alternatively, please click on the position description attached below:

Applications close on Monday 15th July 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 be 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.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.