Research Assistant in Computational Materials Scientist

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 (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 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 and Responsibilities

It is expected that the Research Assistant will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop. The research conducted by the Research Assistant will contribute to a granted ARC Discovery Project focused on the intelligent design of porous materials for capture and release of targeted guest molecules.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated experience in performing molecular simulations using Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and first principles based calculations on porous materials for adsorption and separation applications, along with evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports. Experience and programming skills using either Fortran, C, C++, python and Matlab will be highly desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Ravichandar Babarao on +61 3 9925 4285 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 564596.

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.