Research Assistant in Education

Melbourne, Australia
19 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • 3 x Full-Time, Fixed-Term, 2 Year Positions
  • $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 & Responsibilities

As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for contributing to emerging, high quality and productivity driven research. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to supervising postgraduate students undertaking research and contribute to the teaching and learning activities of the School.

Skills & Experience Required

Position 1 (563955) - You will be performing experimental research in the field of magnetometry and its applications, with a demonstrated research track record on a national and international level in an area relevant to quantum information science, diamond or laser physics, as evidenced by high quality publications will be critical to your success in this role.

Position 2 (563960) -Working for RMIT at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, you will require theoretical expertise in research areas such as: Optical and photonic modelling; quantum-limited sensing; and information theory to prepare publications and project reports in collaboration with other CNBP members.

Position 3 (563958) - Also working for RMIT at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, this position will require expertise in areas including fluorescence microscopy, nanomaterial characterization and bioconjugation, cell culturing and immunohistochemistry.

For all positions you will need to demonstrate a record of national and preferably international publications commensurate with experience

To Apply

For further information on all positions, please contact Brooke Bacon To view a position description visit and search using job reference numbers 563955.

Applications close on Sunday 20th May 2018.

You will have the option to select your first preferred position in your application and if you wish to express a second preference, please do so in your cover letter.

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.