Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Fellow, School of Science

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
09 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Melbourne CBD Location
  • $85, 462 - 96, 564 +17% Super
  • Fixed Term, 2-year Contract

About the role and college/portfolio:

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. Our high-quality teaching programs encourage students to pursue careers in a range of industries including biotechnology, health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental science, banking and commerce, as well as computing and IT roles and research and development across a wide range of areas.

The Research Assistant/Fellow will undertake research activities in line with the Research Project "Mesoscale continuum simulations for low frequency, long wavelength viscoelastic properties". This project is the RMIT contribution to the collaborative project "Development of an ICME Paradigm for Advanced Acoustic Materials", funded by the Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence, under the Next Generation Technologies Fund scheme. It is expected that the Research Assistant/Fellow will work with a growing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

About you:

  • Relevant PhD in Physics, Chemistry or a relevant field of Engineering.
  • Possess a high level of knowledge in statistical and thermal physics with a background in the theory of mechanical and thermal properties of materials.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.
  • Experience in computational modelling of the mechanical and thermal properties of materials.

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly-skilled, globally-focused graduates.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We're proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • 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.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications close Friday 6th of September

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.