Research Fellow Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences

at RMIT University

  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until 31 March 2020
  • $94,671-$112,424 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 physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th 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 role will contribute to research work in the area of industrial chemistry on a project based on organometallic/inorganic chemistry and to assist the Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry (CAMIC) thrive on driving innovative strategies in exploring diverse applications of organometallic complexes particularly in anti-cancerous activities. This position is purely temporary and will be available until March 2020 and this employment does not offer a guarantee of a permanent job with CAMIC, the School of Science or RMIT University in general.

Your Responsibilities

** This Research Fellow is required to create and develop multi-disciplinary diversity-led collaborations at the global platform, with a focus in India.

Skills & Experience Required

** You will have a track record in research in the area of Industrial Chemistry, with a particular emphasis on Organometallic Synthesis or Inorganic Synthesis, and with a focus on development of air-sensitive complexes and their utilization in biological activities including anticancer drug development. You will have a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and experience in applying for competitive research funding. Furthermore, project management skills from planning through to implementation including the ability to deliver against targets, timelines and budgets is imperative for your success in this role.

To Apply

** For further information please contact Piyumi Wickramaarachchi on +61 3 9925 2330, or to view a position description please visit and search using job reference number 571428.

Applications close on 27 February 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.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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