Research Officer - CAUL Project

Melbourne, Australia
21 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
14 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contribute to social science research for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
  • Full-time, fixed term contract to June 2018 , based in CBD
  • $65,004-$88,172 p.a + 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.

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 School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and delivers education, training and research activity in four areas of focus:

  1. Social work, youth work, community services and social policy
  2. Sustainability and urban planning, including Housing
  3. Global and international studies, languages, translating and interpreting
  4. Criminal justice, legal and dispute studies and human rights

The role

The Centre of Urban Research undertakes a range of research projects and training in the area of housing, households, sustainability studies, health and social context among other topics. This research only position is linked to the Clean Air and Urban Landscape (CAUL) Hub at RMIT ( One of the objectives of this project is to develop an "Open Space Framework" which will allow decision makers to set targets for green space in Australian cities.

Skills and Experience required

Reporting to the Associate Professor Marco Amati, in the Sustainability and Urban Planning teaching area, the Research Officer will be required to conduct research/scholarly activities, publish and present research outputs and contribute to external research funding submissions. You will be required to provide evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field. Key to the role is your ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government. You will be required to work autonomously with a strong commitment to work in a team environment, with the ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.

Mandatory qualification

PhD in a relevant discipline area (GIS, public health, human geography, urban design, sociology)

A Working with Children Check will be required for this position

To Apply

For further information please contact Assoc Prof Marco Amati on +61 3 9925 9887 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 556891.

Applications close on Sunday 14th May 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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