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Research Fellow, Topological Charge Transport

Job no: 576491
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Research, Sciences, Education

  • Be a key member of the Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics (TCQP) research group at RMIT
  • $83,786 to $112,425 + 17% super, flexible working arrangements on offer
  • 3-year fixed term contract

The Role

You will join the RMIT Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics (TCQP) research group to perform high quality and creative research. You will engage and interact in regular discussions with members of the TCQP group and actively contribute with other members working within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET). You will publish the results of your research in peer-reviewed scientific journals appropriate to the topic as well as participate and present at national and international scientific meetings. As a key contributor within the team, you will provide advice to graduates and undergraduate research students as needed.

Skills & Experience

You will have:

  • Research experience in theoretical and/or computational models of charge transport and/or topological materials. With a focus in one or more of the following areas:
    • Non-equilibrium Greens function or other methods for modelling charge or spin transport
    • Tight-binding or effective models of nanoscale or atomically thin materials
    • Theoretical or computational models of the topological properties of materials or devices
  • The ability to define, investigate and solve complex problems in theoretical physics and data analysis
  • High level skills in mathematical or computational modelling and hold a PhD in theoretical or computational physics, materials engineering, applied mathematics
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that enhance your ability to work autonomously and in a team environment


RMIT supports you with a range of financial and non-financial benefits. We recognise the diverse needs of our staff, so regardless of your situation, the range of staff benefits on offer provides something for everyone.

  • Additional University holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMIT’s academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access to RMIT staff gym
  • 2% salary increase each year and annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • MYKI pass discount

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The School of Science is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. We attract esteemed experts and researchers from around the world and have positive relationships with industry and international collaborators. Meet our women in STEMM.

To Apply

For a confidential discussion or further information, please contact Professor Jared Cole on +61 3 9925 9555 or To view the position description, visit and search using job reference number 576491.

Download File PD - Research Assistant, Research Fellow, Topological Charge Transport.pdf

Applications close on Sunday, 14th July 2019.

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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