Research Officer in Electronic and Telecommunications

Melbourne, Australia
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering.

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.

Role & Responsibilities

As a Research Officer in the Electronic and Telecommunications Discipline you will work as a member of a team undertaking research in the Communication Technologies Research Centre. The work will involve research in the development and application of meta-materials and meta-surfaces focusing on investigating a possible solution for reconfigurable and tunable meta-surfaces. You will contribute to the success of the project by completing assigned work at the required level and within agreed time frames, preparation of high profile research publications and project reports, and assist in the co-supervision of postgraduate by research students, as well as postgraduate coursework and undergraduate project students.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Applied Physics or a related science discipline, together with a demonstrated track record of research in the field of electromagnetics, and microwave circuit & systems. A proven ability to undertake scientific research and development, specifically with the ability to experimentally realise and characterise microwave devices and systems is a requirement of this position. Your ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones will be essential to your success in the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Kamran Ghorbani on +61 3 9925 5064 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559101.

Applications close on Tuesday, 19 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 recognises the importance of an environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity. The School of Engineering embraces RMIT's Diversity and Inclusion Framework. We are dedicated to attracting and developing people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities; cultural and linguistic backgrounds; people with disability and from diverse age groups. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified members of the community to join us in building a diverse and inclusive workplace supporting diverse student cohorts. We are actively supporting gender equality in STEMM and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we work to improve opportunities and outcomes for all.