Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, HLCRG - UFCP

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
$90,112 - $127,286
18 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, Fixed-term position until December 2018
  • Academic Level B/C - $90,112 - $127,286 p.a. + 17% super

Our Organisation

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools and provides academic programs that stretch from certificate to PhD, as well as providing a high level of research activity.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity to join the dynamic Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group to be located within RMIT's Centre for Urban Research from January 2017. During the first 18 months, the position will be supported by a National Liveability Project funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

The role involves managing, developing and supporting the use of a Geographic Information Systems data base of innovative policy-relevant spatial national liveability indicators; creating spatial measures to be tested against national and state health outcomes, creating and visualising liveable city indicators and providing rigorous methodological advice to support other team members to use GIS indicators in cutting-edge research. The GIS Research Fellow will be part of a multidisciplinary team and there is the expectation the successful applicant will develop strong collaborative relationships within and beyond the research group, as well as being responsive to key stakeholder requirements and the funding environment.

A focus of this position will be geocoding address data; sourcing and licensing GIS data layers; developing, linking, testing and visualising national spatial liveability indicators using GIS and other spatial data (e.g., GPS, remote sensing); managing the team's GIS data base to support those indicators; creating and maintaining appropriate structural and descriptive meta data to ensure a high level of documentation to support the group's GIS work; contributing to funding applications; and building the capacity of others to use GIS data in cutting-edge ways.

Skills & Experience Required

An emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links will be critical to your success in this role. Furthermore an ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Billie Giles-Corti on +61 042 444 1861 or visit our website at and search using job ref # 555992

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Applications close on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

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