Research Officer, Manufacturing Automation

Bundoora, Australia
31 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Bundoora Location
  • Full-Time, 2-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

The Research Officer will contribute to the research activities of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ARC-ITRH) for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices. Specifically, the Research Officer will undertake research and development work into two projects: 'New Materials and Manufacturing Improvements for Optimised Device Design' and 'Adaptive Automation Systems for Customised Medical Devices'

Your Responsibilities

The project will require the candidate to have and develop expertise in advanced manufacturing processes, automation and vision based quality inspection systems. The position also requires the Research Officer to undertake up to 10% of their time in teaching duties, which may include lecturing, tutoring, laboratory demonstrations and marking.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful for this position, a PhD in Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline will be required. You will also have demonstrated ability in advanced manufacturing systems, preferably related to medical device manufacturing. Experience in the use of machine learning, vision capture and image analysis technologies, and advanced manufacturing automation systems will also be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Mark Easton on +61 3 9925 6278 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559735.

Applications close on Wednesday 21st 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.​