Research Officer In Meat Technology

at RMIT University

  • Bundoora West location
  • Full-Time, Fixed Term contract (30 months)
  • $65,004 - $88,172 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.

Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, the School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science.

One of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. Our high-quality teaching programs inspire students to pursue careers in a range of industries including health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental analysis, banking and commerce, as well as computing and IT roles and research and development across a wide range of areas.

The School has staff, students and facilities on both the City and Bundoora campuses, has 300 staff, 327 higher degree research students, 3347 coursework students and an annual budget of $120 million. The position will be aligned with the Discipline of Computer Science and IT, part of one of Australia's largest and leading educational facilities in the field. In the 2017 QS University Rankings by discipline, RMIT University was ranked top-100 globally for Computer Science and Information Systems. RMIT University prides itself on the quality of its graduates, achieved through programs that have a strong emphasis on both theory and practice.

The Role and Responsibilities

The Research Officer will undertake research activities in line with the objectives of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation funded project "Educational Pathways: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry". This is a multifaceted project that brings together research leaders from a number of disciplines within the fields of science and engineering.

This position will involve a number of different aspects, including:

  • Undertaking independent research work
  • Industry liaison
  • Under the guidance of an experienced supervisor, undertake student project supervision, including at the undergraduate and postgraduate level

Skills and Experience Required

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have a qualification in the relevant discipline area, including a PhD or evidence of the submission for examination of a PhD. Relevant discipline areas include food science, chemistry, microbiology, animal science and engineering. Previous experience in meat related research would be an advantage, but it is not essential.

Candidates should have evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field and the ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government

To Apply

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. For further information please contact A/Prof Peter Torley at or visit our website at and search using job ref #557156.

Applications close on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

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.

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