Research or Senior Research Fellow in Healthy Liveable Cities

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
$90,112 - $127,286
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-term 3 year academic position (anticipated start date May 2017)
  • $90,112 - $127,286 (Academic B/C) 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.

Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT's City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. We provide academic programs that stretch from certificate to PhD. We are underpinned by a high level of research activity, which has been ranked as being of national or international standard by the Australian government. In 2016, the School will generate close to $5m of external research funding.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a quantitative researcher to join a dynamic multidisciplinary research team studying the impact of the built environment and health. The successful applicant will have a strong methodological background, and a demonstrated track record in undertaking multi-level modelling research using Geographic Information System and population data, preferably with a focus on studying the impact of the urban planning on health and well-being outcomes. He or she will assist in coordinating and managing a range of local and national research projects, alongside research teams, collaborators, and post-graduate students, with an initial focus on studying the health impacts of urban liveability nationally. The role will involve working closely with policy-makers and practitioners. The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders are essential.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have experience conducting independent quantitative research and the ability to coordinate research teams and projects, including the associated administration. Your strong analytical abilities and knowledge of quantitative data analysis methods, together with your effective written and oral communication skills, and track record in writing academic papers in high quality international journals will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Billie Giles-Corti, or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 556909.

Applications close on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.


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