Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Senior Research Fellow, Materials


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  • Part-time (0.4FTE), fixed term (12 months with further extension possible if funding permits)

  • Salary Academic Level C1 $ 129,297 to C2 $ 133,260 + 17% Super (pro rata to time fraction)

  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About the Role

    As the Senior Research Fellow, you will be located within the School of Science at RMIT University and work with research teams and partnerships across the ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (GETCO2), as well as in the School and College. You will be required to undertake research activities in line with the Centre's vision, developing materials for electrodes and electrocatalysts related to CO2 reduction.

    Furthermore, this role will see you:

  • Make independent and original contributions to research, which have a significant impact in chemistry and materials science, as well as be acknowledged at an international level as being influential in expanding knowledge in these areas

  • Develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the Centre's research focus areas

  • Act as a leader in your role in embedding your research expertise into the life of the Centre

  • Develop high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across the Centre, RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external partner

  • Engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs

  • You may also undertake limited teaching duties.

  • About You

    To be successful for this appointment, you will have:

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record in the subject areas of materials science and chemistry, including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets

  • Extensive experience in the synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials with controlled morphology

  • Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements

  • Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates and undergraduate projects to maximise research performance

  • 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.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the key selection for his position by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this page.

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    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Professor Rachel Caruso via email [email protected]

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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


    Senior 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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