Research Fellow (Postdoctoral)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


September 26, 2022



  • Full-time, 12 months Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
  • About You The Post-doctoral Research Fellow role is to be employed as part of the Australia's trade and the threat of autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles supported by the Australian Government, Department of Defence.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will be working to deliver the research outcomes. The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will be expected to engage in high quality research outcomes to achieve the project outcomes.

    The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will focus on aspects of the following areas:

  • Undertake research and analyse trends in relation to autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).
  • Assist in the Development of scenarios relating to autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles and their impact upon Australian seaborne trade and trade routes.
  • Evaluate the impact of these scenarios on the security and resilience of Australian seaborne trade activities.
  • Develop policy recommendations for Defence and Australia Government to protect Australian maritime trade.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellows is further required to undertake research activities in line with the Project requirements.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • Experience working in a Defence Strategy related role, with exposure to policy writing would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge, experience or a deep curiosity of unmanned underwater vehicles and cyber security from a technical perspective or organisational perspective.
  • Strong analytical and written communication skills, with the ability to write policy and academic reports.
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in the a relevant subject area, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the College

    The Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI)

    The RMIT University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings researchers from across RMIT to bring a truly multidisciplinary approach to the organisational, human and technology aspects of Cyber Security. The mission of the CCSRI is to be acknowledged as a world-class research centre in multi-disciplinary Cyber Security research and to be acknowledged by Australian and overseas industry and government as a leading source of knowledge and expertise in multi- disciplinary Cyber Security research.

    Find out more about the CCSRI at

    https: // www. research-innovation

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Gabby Cincotta via email

    https: // researchfellow-unmanned-underwater-vehicle-project.pdf


    Applications Close:

    26 Sep 2022 11.59 pm

    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 Isla n der community.

    RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

    Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreakhere.

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