Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Research Fellow - Materials


Closing in 8 days


  • Full-time, Fixed Term position until May 2027

  • Salary Level Academic B + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus

  • About the role

    As Research Fellow – Materials, you will work with research teams and partnerships across the ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (GETCO2), using both computational and experimental approaches for the discovery and development of materials for electrodes and electrocatalysts related to CO2 reduction.

    You will carry out independent and/or team research which will have a significant impact in materials science, specifically related to the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding chemistry and materials knowledge related to electrochemistry.

    This position is based in Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science in the School of Science at RMIT University and will collaborate widely with national and international investigators involved in GETCO2.

    To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Evidence of experience in both computational approaches (machine learning and density functional theory) to inorganic materials discovery and well- developed, hands-on laboratory synthesis of inorganic materials and their characterisation.

  • Evidence of experience in altering materials for improving movement of charge carriers and catalytic processes.

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs, which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, and competitive research funding.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and supervise higher degree by research candidates.

  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues resulting in collaborative outcomes.

  • 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.

  • Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering or closely related field.

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

    About the Group

    The research group participates in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (GETCO2), which gathers a critical mass of expertise to tackle the world's biggest challenge – carbon dioxide. Led by Professor Xiwang Zhang, GETCO2 is a $45M, 7-year collaboration funded by the ARC, university, industry, and government partners. The national university partners of GETCO2 are The University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, Monash University and University of Adelaide. GETCO2 is the world's largest research endeavour focusing on electrochemical conversion of CO2 into useful products such as fuels and chemicals. Acting as a focal point for research, training, technology translation and advice, GETCO2 is positioned as a global leader in carbon dioxide transformation. The Centre aims to generate long-term economic, social and environmental benefits by building capacity and capability to address national and international net-zero obligations.

    GETCO2 provides a collaborative working environment across a national network and supports flexible, family friendly work practices.

    Further information about the Centre can be found at www.

    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 Rachel Caruso via email [email protected].

    Position Description: Research Fellow – Materials

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    Applications Close:

    9 June 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.

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    Job details


    Research Fellow - Materials


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 09, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics

    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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