Research Fellow (CreaTures Project)

RMIT University

Europe: Barcelona
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Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Be responsible for day-to-day oversight of CreaTures project implementation, delivery, management, and reporting
  • High level proficiency in English and some ability in Spanish (beneficial)
  • 3 year contract role (44,000 Euros per annum)

The Organisation

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT Europe, based in Barcelona is a coordinating centre for extending RMIT University's international engagement, and strategically growing our collaborative research and mobility activity in Europe, which is led by the Executive Director, Europe. It facilitates RMIT's engagement with European universities and industry partners, and supports trans regional collaborative projects, with a particular focus on partnerships across Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will work based at RMIT Europe and the primary focus will be to deliver on RMIT Europe’s objectives under the H2020 project CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures), for which RMIT Europe is the coordinator of a work package and a contributor to other work packages.

The role will see you be responsible for conducting tasks and producing deliverables, including the production of a glossary of terms and methodological processes which will be used to supply a vocabulary for creative practitioners, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to make the framework and subsequent utilisation easier to embed; designing templates to document and archive the consortium’s experimental productions (ExPs); curating, producing, and facilitating the engagement activities and documentation for a number of ExPs; coordinating the production of a small number of ExPs, and; the organisation of the final event concluding the project.

In addition, will also be required to conduct desktop and field research using qualitative and co-creative methods and analysis, and produce high-quality research outcomes with the team members. The post holder will be coordinating and attending meetings, workshops, and compiling the deliverables of the project along with regular reporting to the lead partners.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will show:

  • Demonstrated research experience (industry and/or academic) in two or more of the following: transformational creative practices in Europe; their impact especially in environmental and social sustainability; co-creative/participatory engagements, and; digital archiving. 
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including progress tracking and reporting.
  • Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders spanning arts, science, public/industry/non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate research results, concepts and knowledge in high quality research outputs and grant applications. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a research team and independently when required, to meet project outcomes and milestones.
  • Experience in event/engagement preparation and workshop facilitation, including co-creative methods

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (PhD preferred) and proven transdisciplinary research experience in transformational creative practices.
  • High level proficiency in English with some ability in Spanish beneficial.
  • Eligible to legally work in Spain.

To Apply

For further information or to view a position description please visit and search using job reference number 583946. To view a position description, please see below. 

 PD - Research Fellow (CreaTures Project).pdf

Applications close on Friday 6th December.

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

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.

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