Research Fellow, Geographic Information Science

Melbourne, Australia
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2-year Fixed-Term Position
  • $92,815 - $110,220 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 provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of Biosciences and Food Technology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Geospatial Sciences and Computer Science (Information Technology and Software 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 Fellow will pursue active research in the focus area of geographic information science and spatial computing.

Your Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will be responsible for planning, developing, supporting, and engaging in high quality research projects that are aligned with the research focus in applied geographic information science. You will embed your research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners.

Skills & Experience Required

The ideal candidate for this position will have;

  • An emerging research track record, evidenced by publications
  • Ability to support a breadth of research activities
  • Capacity to build effective networks and generate funding opportunities
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration

In addition a PhD in a relevant field will be critical to your success in the role, whilst knowledge of R, Java, Python and other similar systems will be highly regarded.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Matt Duckham on +61 3 9925 0966 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 562622.

Applications close on Wednesday 28th March 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 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.