Research Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
$84,835 p.a plus 17% superannuation
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 914157
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology
School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level A.2: $84,835 p.a plus 17% superannuation

  • This is a fixed-term position in a globally-recognised school
  • It is an opportunity for a talented academic to join a motivated, engaged and collegiate cohort of Faculty staff
  • University benefits include: salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses for our staff and their immediate families!

About the role

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology seeks to employ a Research Engineer to assist in various projects related to aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. The main role of the incumbent is to be responsible for the technical aspects of specific research projects, under the broad direction of the academic leads, which includes performing a range of technical activities with the goal of the delivery of research and testing outcomes. You are expected to work in a dynamic team environment, in line with our growing project portfolio and ensure a safe work environment in the laboratory.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and carry out research on the nominated project and work towards completion of the milestones and deliverables of the project
  • Develop a project plan, scope and approach together with research leads and colleagues
  • Write technical reports on the outputs of the research or work

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for people who demonstrate strong disciplinary knowledge, excellent communication and engagement skills, the ability to work collaboratively and engage positively with colleagues and stakeholders and are highly motivated to undertake high-quality research.

You will also have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or other relevant engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated Design and Build ability
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving, engineering and research capability.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

The successful candidate must hold or be willing to obtain a valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Your New Team – School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

The School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research. EMI has several well-established industry linkages and international partnership and is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry with an aim to contribute to society. A major focus of the School is to attract and retain outstanding and internationally recognised academic staff. EMI is committed to increasing the number of female engineers and scientists on its staff.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 20 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: Download File EMI_PD_Research Engineer August 2023_V3 (1).pdf