Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

HDR Officer - School of Engineering




  • Full-time, Continuing positions

  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the RMIT City Campus with hybrid ways of working

  • About You

    Are you passionate about fostering academic excellence and nurturing the next generation of researchers? RMIT University is seeking a dedicated HDR Officer for our School of Engineering at RMIT City Campus. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of our HDR students and to contribute to the vibrant research culture at RMIT.

    What You'll Do:

  • Champion HDR Success: Play a pivotal role in organising and managing key school-specific activities like milestone conferences and industry seminars. Your effort will shine a spotlight on our students' research achievements.

  • Provide Supportive Pastoral Care: Offer guidance and support to HDR students, ensuring they have a structured and supportive environment to thrive academically and personally.

  • Engage in College-Wide Initiatives: Beyond the campus, engage in enriching HDR development activities across the College. Whether it's leading participants in the 3 Minute Thesis competition, orchestrating the Visualise Your Thesis event, or connecting our students with international opportunities, your efforts will help shape a vibrant, inclusive HDR community.

  • To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the research environment in the higher education sector and ideally of the processes and practices in supporting higher degree research students.

  • Commitment to service excellence and persistence with outstanding issues to achieve timely resolution.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing administrative and logistical support in the organisation and delivery of a range of events and activities.

  • Highly developed organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with people at all levels, internally and externally, in a tactful, professional and cooperative manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to collate data and prepare meaningful, accurate reports by deadlines.

  • A proven ability to manage tasks with multiple competing deadlines and to deliver quality outcomes from concept to implementation, review and evaluation, on time and on budget.

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant area and/or relevant experience.

  • Please view the position description for further key selection criteria.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the STEM College

    The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

    STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

    The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nanomaterials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

    STEM College employs 1,000 staff who deliver onshore and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

    We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability 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.

    Position Description – HDR Officer (Engineering)

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    Applications close on Sunday 14 April 2024 at 11.59 pm.

    Multiple Positions Available:

    We currently have another STEM College HDR Officer (School of Health and Biomedical Sciences)) position open:

  • 1x HEW 6, Full-time, Continuing position based at RMIT Bundoora Campus
  • For more details about this position and to apply, please visit our RMIT Careers page and search for the corresponding JR number: JR29299

    Applications Close:

    14 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.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    HDR Officer - School of Engineering


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Engineering,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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