Research Officer, School of Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
31 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 3-Year Fixed-Term Position
  • $82,143 - $88,172 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 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.

The Role

This opportunity is primarily supported by a recently awarded discovery grant from Australia Research Council (ARC). The Research Officer is expected to make a significant contribution to the research efforts in the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing (RCAM) within the School of Engineering

Your Responsibilities

The focus will be on developing a new class of ultrahigh strength and low-cost beta titanium alloys by additive manufacturing, including direct laser deposition (DLD) and selective laser melting (SLM). The Research Officer may also co-supervise one or two PhD students working on this project.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have evidence of high quality research output, with a demonstrated track record or recognition for quality research outputs in physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing or other aspects of materials science and engineering. An in- depth understanding of microstructure-properties relationship, fundamentals of solid-solid phase transformations and solidifications in metals and alloys.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Ma Qian; or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 560172.

Applications close on Tuesday 20th February 2018.

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.​