Research/Senior Research Fellow (Healthy Liveable Cities)

at RMIT University

  • Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow positions, dependent on experience
  • Convenient Melbourne CBD location
  • Full-Time- Fixed term until March 2021
  • Attractive salary on offer

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. Located in the heart of Melbourne on RMIT's City Campus, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is one of RMIT's largest schools. The School's vision is to contribute to a just and sustainable world, and to deliver education, training and research in four areas of focus:

  • Criminology, legal and justice studies
  • Global studies, languages, translating and interpreting
  • Social work, youth work and social policy
  • Sustainability and urban planning

The Role and Your Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity to join the dynamic, interdisciplinary Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group located within RMIT's Centre for Urban Research. The role involves leading and managing a small team to undertake research projects involving spatial analysis of the built environment using a range of methods, tools and data. The role will involve three major areas of focus; (i) the construction of spatial indicators using GIS and spatial databases, (ii) the development and use of agent-based models (ABM), and (iii) the dissemination of research findings through an online interactive mapping platform; the Urban Observatory. Across the three focus areas, the successful applicant will be responsible for the scoping, planning, budgeting and managing the team's program-of-work. The role will also involve the day-to-day management of the team's activities under various grants and consultancies led by others in the Healthy Liveable Cities group team (and on occasion, for other academic colleagues). With thought leadership and effective use of resources and collaborations, the successful applicant will advance the state-of-the-art in the use of spatial information to design healthier, liveable cities.

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for these exciting opportunities, you will have PhD in a relevant field with excellent interpersonal and communication skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration. A demonstrated experience in project management, including managing funded research projects including complex budgets, and reporting and timeline requirements. Your emerging nationally recognised research track record including record of high quality research outputs will be highly regarded. The successful candidate, will have previous knowledge, or the willingness to learn a variety of software's/ programs including GIS software, spatial databases, Java, Python and SQL. The Senior Research Fellow will have extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort. Demonstrated leadership qualities in managing staff and experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance will be imperative to your success in this role.


To view a position description, please visit and search using job# 573338 or for further information please contact Billie Giles-Corti on (03) 9925 3823.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Applications close on 21st February 2019.

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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