Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Research Assistant


Closing in 15 days


  • Part-time 0.5 FTE, Fixed Term position for two years

  • Academic Level A + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus

  • About the role

    As Research Assistant, you will be working on a project of Australian Research Council's Linkage scheme (LP220100191) Extinction Imaginaries: Mapping Affective Visual Cultures in Australasia with industry partners Saffron Aid and Greenpeace (Australia/Aotearoa/NZ) and the Universities of Western Sydney and Canterbury (Aotearoa/NZ).

    You will be responsible for applying detailed knowledge to assist more senior academics with complex tasks and have the ability to: review literature, social media, art projects and other visual material; assist in the preparation of an RMIT ethics approval document for the project; analyse interview transcripts and survey results; negotiate copyright of images for publication and assist with curating visual material.

    To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • A PhD in a field in the environmental humanities or be in the process of completing a PhD in this field

  • Evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field

  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team

  • 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

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

    About the College

    The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

    The College's academic programs are generally market leaders and in high demand. Based on a strong foundation of practice led, industry partnered teaching and research, we aim to deliver skilled graduates with a deep sense of purpose, and high impact research and innovation.

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    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 Marco Amati via email [email protected].

    Position Description – Research Assistant

    Applications Close:

    12 Oct 2023 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


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 12, 2023

    Job type



    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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