Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Doctoral Fellow (STEM)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
April 28, 2024
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  • Key opportunity for a VC Indigenous Doctoral Fellow to complete a PhD in the STEM field

  • ​Identified position only for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates

  • Fixed-term contract for four years

  • Salary: Academic A-B (depending on level of experience) plus 17% super and flexible working

  • About the Role

    The primary focus of the VC Indigenous Doctoral Fellow is to undertake research activities directed towards the completion of a PhD in line with the University's research strategy.

    It is expected that the VC Indigenous Pre-doctoral Fellow will meet all requisite PhD milestones as required during the course of the position and complete the their PhD within the four years appointment of this role.

    There will be limited other functions associated with the position, which may include engagement activities, presentation of lectures and tutorials, assessment of students and course administration in line with the University's quality assurance requirements. A maximum of 10% of workload is to be allocated to non-PhD related activity.

    About You

    To be successful for the appointment, you will have:

  • Aboriginality' or ‘Must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage' is an ‘Essential Selection Criteria'

  • Appropriate academic background or equivalence to gain admission to PhD candidature.

  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.

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

  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.

  • Mandatory

    Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for PhD candidature.

    Note: This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required.

    Appointment to this position is subject to passing and maintaining a Working with Children check. Other background checks will be carried out via our external provider CV check.

    About the College

    The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (Allied Health, Applied Health, and Biomedical Sciences). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, the School undertakes teaching and research across ten disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, Human Biosciences, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiations, Nursing, Osteopathy, Pharmacy and Psychology. The majority of the School's programs include Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of student learning both through placements in partner industries and through the University's student led Health Sciences Clinic located at Bundoora's University Hill.

    The School has a strategic focus on chronic disease and integrative/preventative health care with cross-cutting themes of Indigenous Health, Exercise & Nutrition, Ageing in Health & Disease, and Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Prognostics. The School is internationally and nationally competitive in the clinical and biomedical sciences. Research within the School is supported by modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

    Details of the School can be found at: https: // www. education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences

    To Apply

    Please submit your Statement of Purpose here only

    https: // www. fellowship-scheme

    Position Description

    Applications close Sunday 28 April 2024 at 11:59pm

    Applications Close:

    28 Apr 2024 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.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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