Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Public Transport Research Group

Monash, Australia
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Engineering


Location: Clayton

Employment Type: Full-time hours

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A / $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B /$116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Join the 3rd top research group in the field globally
  • Innovative and progressive research
  • Expand your discoveries at a world top 100 university 

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Public Transport Research Group (PTRG) is an international innovator in research on public transport systems. The group brings together more than 50 world-leading experts who will apply cutting edge, specialist applied research and industry engagement.  We aim to champion global research in areas such as public transport and strategic planning, travel demand management, travel behaviour, transit safety and design, and travel modelling.

We are currently seeking an outstanding Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to join our PTRG team to conduct research activities in public transport planning and development research. You will have the privilege of working with the Chair of the PTRG, who holds the first professorship in Australia in the public transport field and is funded by government and industry partnerships to develop learning and research in the public transport industry.

As the successful candidate, you will be expected to publish papers in high-impact journals, present results at major meetings, conferences and/or workshops, and at the higher level, assist in the supervision of PhD and honour students.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in transport engineering or related field from a recognised university, coupled with subsequent qualifications and research and/or industry expertise and experience. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to produce presentations and refereed research papers and reports to industry.

In addition to Monash University's attractive remuneration and benefits, the department and faculty provide generous research support, including: early career mentoring; funded PhD scholarships; grant-writing support; access to seed-funding grants, including interdisciplinary research opportunities; and support for innovation in education and curriculum design.

If you are driven by new developments in public transport systems, want to perform high impact research and build the future of public transport, we encourage you to apply.  For more information about PTRG and what we do, please visit our website:

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. The appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant's qualifications, experience and in accordance with classification standards for each level.

Please specify which position(s) you are interested in applying for, within your cover letter (i.e. Research Assistant/Fellow - Level A, Research Fellow - Level B, Senior Research Fellow - Level C).  Your application must address the selection criteria for the role(s) you are applying for.  Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".  


Professor Graham Currie, Chair in Public Transport and Director of Public Transport Research Group, 61 3 990 55574

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Assistant OR Research Fellow - Level A

Download File PD - Research Fellow - Level B

Download File PD - Senior Research Fellow - Level C

Closing Date

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 11.55pm AEDT

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