Research Officer

at RMIT University

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  • Convenient Melbourne CBD location
  • Full-time, fixed-term position, 3 years duration, starting 1 July 2017
  • Academic Level A6, salary $79,750 p.a. + 17% super

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 Engineering comprises the disciplines of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering; and Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.

The Role and Your Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Research Officer position is available in the Australian Research Council supported Discovery project "Tuning the properties of biomedical nanomaterials for controlled biological responses". The Postdoctoral Research Officer will work under the supervision of the project's Chief Investigator Professor Irene Yarovsky to model complex physicochemical phenomena at the nano - bio interface via multiscale computer simulations in order to optimize the molecular design of novel nanomaterials for biomedical applications in collaboration with the project's Partner Investigator Professor Molly M. Stevens at Imperial College London, UK.

Skills & Experience Required
You will have proven record of applying and/or developing computational molecular modelling techniques ranging from the first principles calculations to classical all-atom and coarse-grain simulations, and, ideally, a combination thereof. Furthermore, your demonstrated experience in molecular simulation of nanostructures and/or biological molecules and assemblies (proteins, DNA, lipid membranes) will be essential to your success in this role. Experience with nano-bio interface modelling is highly desirable. A recent PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline is required.

To Apply
For further information please contact Professor Irene Yarovsky on +61 3 9925 2571 or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 556543.

Applications close on Friday 10th March 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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