Research Assistant, Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 12-month Fixed-Term Position (with possible extension)
  • $82,143 - $88,172 p.a. + 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 Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive 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 and Responsibilities

In this role, the researcher will be involved in a collaborative project, between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne, aimed towards studying chemosensation of parasitic worms using microfluidic systems. The researcher will investigate the motion of worms under customised gradients of chemicals and oxygen levels produced across the microfluidic system. The researcher will also develop microfluidic devices to facilitate the immobilisation, chemical stimulation and microscopic imaging of worms in a rapid, stable and non-invasive manner.

Skills & Experience Required

You need to demonstrate evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field of microfluidics. Fluency in design, simulation, fabrication, experimental characterisation, microscopic analysis and imaging techniques as well as the ability to work in multidisciplinary, biologically relevant projects is essential for this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Dr. Khashayar Khoshmanesh via email ( or phone (+61 3 9925 2851) or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 564020.

Applications close on Sunday 27th May 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.