Research Officer in Engineering

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
$63,111-$85,604 p.a
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-term position until April 2020
  • $63,111-$85,604 p.a + 17% super

Our Organisation

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.

Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, The School of Engineering came into existence on January 1, 2016 and comprises the previous schools of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering; and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member 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.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The primary objective of the position is to support the delivery of contracted research projects working in close collaboration with industrial partners and academic staff. The successful candidate will conduct applied research in the field of polymeric materials based additive manufacturing. They will focus on optimizing design and manufacturing processes to produce high performance and functional components and utilize key advanced manufacturing and characterization centres within the University to establish design - process - property relationships. The Research Officer will be expected and be provided with opportunity to maintain and advance their research and/or professional capabilities in the area of expertise. They will contribute to the academic output of the engineering school, assist with student mentoring and delivery of student research projects and work collaboratively and collegially with fellow researchers

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a demonstrated track record and experience in the design, manufacture and analysis of components using polymer based additive manufacturing techniques. You will also have an ability to carry out high quality basic and applied research and demonstrated knowledge of polymeric materials relevant to the position. Furthermore, your capacity to think laterally and use innovative approaches to establish research directions will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Pier Marzocca on +61 3 9925 6061 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 557029.

Applications close on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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