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Senior Research Fellow, Materials

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
$129,297 to C2 $133,260 + 17% Super (pro rata to time fraction)

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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.

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

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 on Sunday, 9th of June 2024.

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.

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