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Research Fellow

Job no: 563052
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Research, Sciences, Education, Environment

•           Convenient CBD Location
•           Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until December 2020
•           $92,815 - $110,220 p.a. + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of Biosciences and Food Technology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Geospatial Sciences and Computer Science (Information Technology and Software Engineering).

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 16th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 36th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment.  We are also among the world’s top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role

The Research Fellow will work within the group of Associate Professor Michelle Spencer and associated research teams and partnerships in the School and Research Institutes. The Research Fellow is required to undertake research activities in line with the University’s research strategy

Your Responsibilities

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

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have an emerging track record and recognition of quality research outputs which will contribute to the Computational Materials Chemistry research Group. Experience in performing density functional theory calculations and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations using the Vienna ab initio Simulation Package (VASP) and other related density functional theory (DFT) codes is required. Expertise in performing calculations using high performance supercomputing facilities and performing data analysis related to VASP calculations will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Associate Professor Michelle Spencer on +61 3 9925 9697 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 563052. 

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Applications close on Thursday 5th April 2018. 

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

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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