Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Nanomaterials for Energy

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2019
Ref
584072
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time
  • Part-time, fixed-term 22- months contract based at RMIT city campus
  • Research collaboration with the Advanced Materials Capability Platform to develop novel nanomaterials for solar photocatalysis
  • Reports to Dr Enrico Della Gaspera
  • Open to Academic Level A ($67,630 - $91,734) + 17% superannuation

Position Summary

  • To plan, deliver and participate in producing high-quality research project in relation to novel light absorbing materials for photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical water splitting.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to preparing and submitting competitive research grant proposals as well as producing high quality research publications in high impact journals
  • Collaborate with national and international researchers, focusing on area of nanomaterials and electrochemistry producing high quality research outcomes
  • Contribute 10% of your time to mentor & supervise higher degree by research candidates as part of your coursework teaching activities

Skills and Experience Required

  • PhD in Material Sciences, Chemistry, Nanotechnology Chemical Engineering or related areas. Applicants that will submit their PhD thesis before the commencement date will also be considered
  • Proven excellent track record of published research work and publications as well as strong industry linkages and demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the characterization of electrochemical and photoelectrochemical nanomaterials
  • Experienced in hands-on synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials and thin film coatings and usage of various conventional nanomaterials characterisation techniques
  • The capability to communicate and present research findings, concepts and knowledge with sound problem-solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to manage and plan time effectively and efficiently to conduct innovative research independently and collaboratively across multi-disciplinary team, industry and government
  • Possesses an excellent written and verbal communication skills with the passion and commitment to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation

Culture

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.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

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.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone

About Us

The School of Science undertakes high-quality teaching and research across the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, biological sciences and computer science and technology disciplines. The School of Science attracts esteemed experts and researchers from around the world and has strong partnerships with industry and international collaborators. The School of Science houses state-of-theart equipment for materials analysis including HTREM, SEM, and XPS within the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility as well as a suite of spectroscopic techniques within the RMIT Vibrational Spectroscopy Facility.

The group led by Dr Enrico Della Gaspera focuses on the development of novel inorganic nanomaterials for use in (opto)electronics and energy applications including transparent conductors, smart windows and (photo)catalysts. The group has access to recently established, state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories for nanoparticle synthesis, thin film processing and nanomaterial characterisation. More details can be found at www.dellagasperalab.com/research

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.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation 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.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

For further information & confidential discussions, please contact Dr Enrico Della Gaspera (enrico.dellagaspera@mit.edu.au ).

Applications close on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

Applicants will need to attach their updated resume and a cover letter expressing their suitability for this position. Applicants will be required to address the Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Checks.

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.