Research Fellow in Nanoengineered Materials
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering
Salary: $66,809* - $90,657 p.a. (Level A) (*PhD entry Level A.6 $84,458 p.a.) plus 9.5% superannuation
Located in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, these newly-created positions offer aspiring researchers the opportunity to join the highly successful Nanostructured and Interfaces Materials (NIMS) group of the Department of Chemical Engineering under the direction of Professor Frank Caruso, an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, within our consistently-ranked world-class Melbourne School of Engineering. The positions are due to recent funding from the ARC. The appointees will report directly to Professor Caruso. The appointee is also expected to work in close collaboration with other staff in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, as well as other academic departments.
You should be able to co-supervise research students and technical assistants and hence a high level of administrative and organisational skills is required. It is important that the appointees deliver successful outcomes for research projects. It is also expected that you will be able to initiate and lead independent research to a successful final outcome. The incumbent will be expected to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fields of materials science, nanotechnology and biomaterials.
You are expected to report on the outcomes of his/her work in a timely fashion through both oral presentations and written material. It is expected that the written material should be suitable for publication in high-quality scholarly journals. A high level of skill in written communication and experience in the successful submission of reports to research bodies and corporate entities, and papers to scholarly journals are essential.
The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.
The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.
Close date: 4 Dec 2016
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)