Research Fellow / Assistant in Free-form Architecture
RMIT University Melbourne
Australia

Research Fellow/Assistant, Free-form Architecture

Job no: 585273
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Architecture & Design, Engineering, Research

  • Multiple Fixed-Term Positions Available
  • RMIT Bundoora Campus
  • Academic Level A/B, $85, 462 - $114, 672 PA, + 17% Super

 About us

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.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to build transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

As the Research Assistant/Fellow you will undertake research in line with the University’s research strategy and as required by the funding body – the Australian Research Council. The research program is part of a highly prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship awarded to RMIT Distinguished Professor Mike Xie. This project, entitled “New technologies for delivering sustainable free-form architecture”, will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team and develop collaborations with national and international researchers, particularly focusing on linkages between Engineering and Architecture. It is encouraged that you work with a growing degree of autonomy as your skills and experience develop.

About you

You have an outstanding track record and high quality research outputs in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Robotic fabrication and advanced manufacturing technologies;
  2. Digital design for free-form architecture;
  3. Structural form-finding and topological optimisation;
  4. High-performance computation, cloud computing, computer programming and graphic user interface.

You also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills for interacting with research students, staff and external stakeholders, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field such as architecture and structural engineering

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different from 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’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health are central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For enquires about this role, you may contact Distinguished Professor Mike Xie on mike.xie@rmit.edu.au.

Download File Research Assistant PD Laureate project.pdf

Download File Research Fellow PD Laureate project.pdf

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s).

Applications close on the 2nd March 2020.

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.

Application close: 02 Mar 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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