Research Fellow - Renewable Energy


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Part-Time (0.5 FTE), Fixed Term Position until August 2021

$94,671-$112,424 p.a. + 17% Superannuation (Academic Level B)

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students.

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.

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 and Responsibilities

This Research Fellow position is funded by a research grant to RMIT University from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and will contribute to the design, development, fabrication and performance testing of the main components of the proton flow reactor system, including the reversible hydrogen fuel cell, the carbon-based material employed for electrochemical hydrogen storage, and a slurry electrode composed of this material.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have proven high quality academic and/or industry-based research and technology development experience in one or more of the following areas: fuel cells or related electrochemical systems, solid-state hydrogen storage, thermo fluids or fluid mechanics, electrochemistry, microfluidics, and materials science. You will have a track record in publishing high-quality journal articles in ERA-ranked journals and conferences, and/or research project reports, in research areas relevant to the proton flow reactor system.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit our careers website or for further information please contact John Andrews on (03) 9925 6085 / or Gary Rosengarten (03) 9925 8020 / quoting job reference #571020.

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Applications close on Thursday 8th November 2018.

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