Research Fellow for ARC Thrive

University of Melbourne
July 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:$105,518 – $113,262
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 24 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Fellow for ARC Thrive

Job no : 0062796 Location : Parkville Role type : Full-time, Fixed term for 24 months Faculty : Engineering and Information Technology School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering Salary: Academic A – $105,518 – $113,262 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

  • Contribute to advancing indoor air quality and energy-efficient building systems by conducting and supporting research, including experiments and retrofits, to develop innovative solutions for reducing airborne infection transmission.
  • Engage with cutting-edge, interdisciplinary teams at the forefront of transforming indoor environments
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, public transport discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role

    Join the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Building Systems Against Airborne Infection Transmission (THRIVE) as a Research Fellow focused on enhancing indoor air quality and reducing airborne infection transmission. This role involves conducting cutting-edge research, including laboratory and fieldwork experiments, and implementing innovative building ventilation systems to improve indoor environments for health, comfort, and energy efficiency.

    Reporting to the THRIVE Associate Director of Research Programs and Transformation, you will leverage your expertise in building ventilation, aerodynamics, or environmental science to drive transformative advancements in building technologies and policies.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a project plan and experimental approach to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) together with supervisors and other THRIVE collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Carry out research on IAQ and work towards completion of the milestones and deliverables of the project.
  • Design and carry out experiments for measuring indoor air quality metrics such as CO2, PM, occupancy, temperature distributions and flow fields.
  • Conduct site observation of ventilation and energy usage.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You will have excellent interpersonal skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research, and proven ability to convey complex concepts to varied audiences. Your track record of high-quality research, demonstrated through publications, and your expertise in data analysis and problem-solving will support your success in maintaining accurate research records.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD in building ventilation and engineering, aerodynamics, or other engineering fields related to IAQ.
  • Demonstrated research experience related to building ventilation, fluid mechanics, or IAQ.
  • Ability to perform independent research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate research concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A record of quality research as evidenced by publications in leading journals and at conferences commensurate with opportunity.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    The successful candidates must hold or be willing to obtain a valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Your new team – The Department of Mechanical Engineering

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest in Australia. It provides teaching into subjects in the three-year undergraduate degrees of Science and Commerce, which can be followed by a two-year professional Master of Engineering.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description

    Advertised: 18 Jun 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 16 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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