Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Science

Melbourne, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2.5 years 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 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.

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 Assistant will undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Research Assistant will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

Your Responsibilities

The research conducted by the Research Assistant will contribute to a granted ARC Discovery Project focused on the synthesis and high-throughput characterisation of hybrid photocatalytic nanomaterials for water purification.

Skills & Experience Required

You will be able to demonstrate practical research ability in materials synthesis, characterisation and photocatalytic testing. Evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in materials synthesis, characterisation and photocatalytic testing will be essential to your success to the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Rachel Caruso on +61 3 9925 2146 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 563356.

Applications close on Sunday 29th April 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.