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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Freight Systems

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$80,258 - $108,906 p.a.
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0061646
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time- Fixed term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Mechanical, Electrical and Infrastructure Technology
Salary:  Level A $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) 

  • Contribute to the ARC Discovery Project titled "A modelling framework for designing more sustainable urban freight systems".
  • Excellent opportunity to work on cutting-edge research within the Physical Internet Lab (PI@Melbourne), focusing on developing a modelling framework for designing sustainable urban freight systems.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This role entails conducting independent research and collaborating with peers in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at FEIT. Focused on the ARC Discovery Project, the position aims to develop a sustainable urban freight systems model within the Physical Internet Lab (PI@Melbourne). It offers an opportunity to contribute to impactful research while engaging in teaching and research supervision aligned with the field.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to teaching, training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students
  • Supervise junior research staff in the appointee’s area of expertise
  • Conduct lectures, tutorials, mark and undertake laboratory duties as required by the Department
  • Independently plan and carry out research on the nominated research project and work towards completion of the aims of the project

Who We Are Looking For

You will possess a track record of innovative research showcased through scholarly publications and demonstrate the ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and meet project deadlines. Strong written and verbal communication skills, evidenced by presenting research findings at conferences and internal forums, along with excellent interpersonal abilities to engage with stakeholders both internally and externally, are also essential for this role.

You will also have:

  • A PhD (or near completion) in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or Mathematics, or closely related discipline;
  • Excellent ability in analysing data, problem solving and maintaining accurate research records;
  • Capability for innovative research, as evidenced by scholarly publication;
  • Ability to perform independent research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research;

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

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team 

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). FEIT continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

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 reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

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

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, 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: 16th March 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) / Melbourne time zone. 

Position Description:  0061646 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) PD.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 18 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Company

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
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Australia

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