Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Research Assistant - Computational Geomechanics


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  • Full-time, Fixed Term position for three years

  • Salary Academic A + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus

  • About the role

    As Research Assistant, you will be undertaking research activities on an ARC Discovery Project. You will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

    To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • PhD degree in the field of Geotechnical Engineering or an equivalent area

  • Evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in Computational Mechanics and Geomechanics and/or machine learning and AI

  • High skills in computer programming languages such as Fortran, C++, or Python

  • Ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government

  • 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, and project team leaders

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

  • Demonstrated high level communication skills

  • Ability to co-supervise postgraduate by research students

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

    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

  • Please click the link below to learn more about RMIT's commitment to improving female representation in STEMM – www.

    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 Professor Majid Nazem via email [email protected].

    Position Description: Research Assistant – Computational Geomechanics

    Please note, 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:

    29 Feb 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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    Job details


    Research Assistant - Computational Geomechanics


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 29, 2024

    Job type



    Chemistry,Computer Science,Engineering

    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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