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Education & Training
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.
Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.
About you and the role
As an experience Research Fellow, you will be responsible to organise, design, develop, and deliver a high-quality & impactful starch research project in line with the Universitys research strategy. To be successful in this position, you will have excellent organisational and time-management skills to meet the demand of competing deadlines and priorities with the ability to produce effective and high impact research output either as a lead or co-author as well as the ability to secure funding opportunities. In addition, you will have strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and the passion to build strong relationships across multidisciplinary research group in delivering high quality research proposals on food biopolymers i.e. starch.
PhD qualification in Food Sciences, Applied Sciences, Biopolymer Sciences and/or relevant fields; candidate possessing excellent track record and recognition for quality research outputs evidenced by publications in the areas of Food Biopolymers will be highly regarded.
Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.
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About the College/ School
The College comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $450 million and employs over 1,000 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.
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The School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of Biosciences and Food Technology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematical Sciences, Geospatial Sciences and Computer Science (Information Technology and Software Engineering).
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 biotechnology, health, materials technology, food, geospatial and surveying, environmental science, 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, 450 higher degree research students, over 3800 coursework students and an annual budget of $140 million.
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Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the Apply now link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below.
Applications close on Sunday 16th February 2020.
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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be 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.
Trans and Gender Diverse applicants
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