Research Assistant / Research Fellow (Postdoctoral)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
July 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$10 milli
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  • 5 x Full-time, Fixed Term positions for three years

  • Salary Level Academic A or B + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD or Bundoora Campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About the role/s

    As Research Assistant or Research Fellow, you will be a key member of the newly developed ARC Training Centre for Whole Life Cycle Design of Carbon Neutral Infrastructure's interdisciplinary team collaborating with research teams and experts across the various university nodes and industry partners.

    You will embed your research expertise into the life of the Centre through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks and engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs in the areas of: carbon management of infrastructures, structural engineering, structural design, structural reliability methods and circular economy of built environment, and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for data mining, processing, and modelling.

    To be considered as Research Assistant , you will have:

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to the research priorities of the Centre and the School of Engineering evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff, and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to produce clear, succinct reports and documents.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.

  • In addition to the above, to be considered as Research Fellow , you will have:

  • Extensive track record and recognition for quality research outputs.

  • Proven ability to actively contribute to the development of research strategy within the research team, ensuring it aligns to the Centre's strategy.

  • Participate in annual work planning and performance management processes.

  • Co-supervise higher degree by research candidates.

  • Mandatory: PhD in Civil/Construction/Mechanical/Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a closely related field.

    Please Note: Appointment to these positions is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check and having valid Working Rights in Australia.

    About the Portfolio

    The School of Engineering is based on innovation and creativity. Our disciplines provide programs with flexible pathways to global careers or postgraduate research encompassing:

  • aerospace engineering and aviation

  • chemical and environmental engineering

  • civil and infrastructure engineering

  • electrical and biomedical engineering

  • electronic and telecommunications engineering

  • mechanical and automotive engineering

  • manufacturing, materials and mechatronics engineering.

  • The $10 million ARC Training Centre for Whole Life Cycle Design of Carbon Neutral Infrastructure (“the Centre”) will bring together expertise from 21 academic and industry partners from including universities, government authorities, professional associations, and consulting companies.

    This Centre aims to transform the capability of civil infrastructure stakeholders to design, construct, operate and dispose of infrastructure in a carbon neutral way. By training industry-embedded PhDs and postdocs in the methodology and technology required to design out excess carbon of infrastructure in its whole life, this Centre expects to lead the world in sustainable infrastructure design, enabling a new generation of infrastructure design in Australia and internationally. Achieving carbon neutral infrastructure in its whole life will bring significant far-reaching benefits, including equipping industry with tools required to meet Australia's emission reduction targets as well as economic, commercial, environmental, and social gains.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Siew-Queen Chin (Centre Manager) via [email protected].

    Position Description – Research Assistant

    Position Description – Research Fellow

    We will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    Applications Close:

    18 July 2024 11.59 pm

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