Research Fellow in Chemistry

Melbourne, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 4 year Fixed-Term Position (starting January 2018)
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a. + 17% Superannuation

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 Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science.

One of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda.

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 16th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 36th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

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

The Research Fellow will work with research teams and partnerships in the School and across RMIT. The Research Fellow is required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy.

Your Responsibilities

The successful candidate will carry out independent and/or team research which has a significant impact in the synthesis and application of porous inorganic materials and be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding knowledge in materials chemistry.

The Research Fellow's role is primarily to plan, develop and engage in high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have an emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to the Advanced Materials Enabling Capability Platform, and existing Discipline (Chemistry) and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and involvement in industry based projects. Evidence of experience in the chemical synthesis of porous inorganic materials and study of their application in the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage and photocatalysis will be essential to your success in the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Rachel Caruso on +61 3 9925 2146 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558803.

Applications close on Thursday 7th December 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 and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.