Research Officer in Medical Cannabis

Melbourne, Australia
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Bundoora Location
  • Full-Time, 3- year Fixed-Term Position
  • $75,578 - $81,811 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 is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. Our high-quality teaching programs inspire students to pursue careers in a range of industries including health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental analysis, banking and commerce, as well as computing and IT roles and research and development across a wide range of areas.

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 and Responsibilities

The project encompasses breeding and pre-clinical research on Medical Cannabis. The staff employed for this position will mainly help with propagation and cultivation of medical cannabis plants and making crosses. The staff will also optimise our current cultivation method. We are looking for a person with extensive knowledge of hydroponic and other soil less cultivation methods.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated knowledge of cannabis propagation/cultivation, various soil less cultivation methods, along with the setting up and maintenance of such systems and equipment will be essential to your success in the role. Experience working as part of a research team and writing feature articles on grow methods would be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Nitin Mantri on +61 3 9925 7152 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559853.

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 and Police background 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.