Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in Biopolymer Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biopolymer Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Position in Biopolymer Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.



  • Full-time, 3 year Fixed Term position
  • Salary Level Academic Level A  + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Choose an item campus Bundoora, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University. 


About You

The Research Assistant will undertake research activities in line with the University’s research strategy.  It is expected that the Research Assistant will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have / you’ll have as a minimum:

  • Evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the fields of Biopolymer Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science.
  • Ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate timely and efficiently with industry and the project team to ensure project milestones are met.


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


Mandatory Requirement:

PhD in the relevant discipline area (e.g. Biopolymer Science, Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science). Applicants who are near completion of their PhD degree may be also considered.


About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields.  We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

Industry is at the heart of what we do. It ensures our research has real world impact, and our students are truly work-ready.  Under the leadership of DVC STEM College & Vice President, Digital Innovation, we have established new hubs of industry-connected digital innovation and endeavour and are engaging with global STEM organisations at scale.

Our diversity and shared values empower our work, and we are proud of the College’s inclusive,    caring culture. We offer a safe, dynamic work environment, and support every member of our community of achieve their potential. The College appointed Victoria’s first ever Dean of STEM, Diversity & Inclusion in 2020, and this role drives gender equity, diversity and inclusion strategies across the College.

STEM College employs 1,000 staff who deliver onshore and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.


How To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

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For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Asgar Farahnaky via email [email protected].


Applications Close:

29 May 2022 11.59 pm


RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at [email protected] telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.


Vaccination Requirements

The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here:


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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here.


We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 


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