Research Assistant in Rapid Design and Fabrication, Nanostructures

Melbourne, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 12 month Fixed-Term Position
  • $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

Join the RMIT Rapid Design and Fabrication team, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions. Undertake research activities with an increasing degree of autonomy as your skills and experience develop.

Your Responsibilities

Work with Prof Ivan Cole's team, focussing on the synthesis of environmentally compatible nanostructures, including quantum dots (carbon and semiconductor), for catalytic pollution remediation and pollution sensing applications.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated research experience in the development and application of nanostructures (preferably quantum dots), along with previous experience in nanotechnology and using of 'green methods' for synthesis of nanostructures for pollution remediation will be essential to your success in the role. An ability to generate alternative funding will be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Prof Ivan Cole on +61 3 9925 4401 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 564708.

Applications close on Tuesday 17th July 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.