Research Assistant / Research Fellow, ARC Laureate Fellowship – RMIT University

Posted 2 weeks ago
    • Full-time, 2 year Fixed Term position

    • Salary Academic Level A ($93,413 – $100,269) or B ($105,548 – $125,341) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

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

About the Role

The Research Assistant will undertake research activities in line with the University’s research strategy. It is expected that you will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

The Research Fellow will carry out independent and/or team research that has a significant impact in the area of your specialisation and be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of your relevant discipline.

About You

To be successful for Level A appointment, you will have:

    • Excellent track record and high-quality research outputs in one or more of the following areas: (1) design and construction of innovative structures; (2) digital design for free-form architecture; (3) high-performance computation, cloud computing, computer programming and graphic user interface; (4) robotic fabrication and advanced manufacturing technologies.

    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.

    • Ability to supervise higher degree by research students.

Please view position description for further selection criteria

In addition to the above, to be successful for Level B appointment, you will have:

    • Experience to supervise higher degree by research students.

    • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate research funding through effective liaison with industry and government.

    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for interacting with research students, staff and external stakeholders, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Please view position description for further selection criteria


Level A: Completed, or will complete within the next six months, PhD in relevant field.

Level B: PhD or equivalent in relevant field.

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

About the 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; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, cover letter and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

Candidates are asked to specify level of the appointment they are applying for in the cover letter.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Distinguished Professor Mike Xie via email

PD – Research Assistant

PD – Research Fellow

Applications close on Sunday 17th September at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

Why work at RMIT University

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT’s impressive standings in university rankings.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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 or visit our Careers page for more contact information –

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 Islander community.

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