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Senior Research Fellow, Construction


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Contribute to research projects in the Construction Work Health & Safety Research Team
  • Full-time, fixed term position for 1 year (potential for extension) based at the city campus
  • Salary: Academic C ($120,657- $139,129 p.a) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
About us

RMIT is a leading multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. We offer 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.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT Universitys renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

About the College and role

The School of Property, Construction and Project Management provides leading-edge innovative and applicable research solutions and consulting services to the Construction and Property industries. It is a premier provider of Construction Management, Project Management and Property programs in the Asia Pacific region.

The Senior Research Fellows role is to lead the planning, design and delivery of research projects focused on work health and wellbeing in the construction industry. It is conducted in partnership with industry and government funding bodies and requires strong stakeholder management and communication and the ability to actively manage the lifecycle of the project. The role requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to respond quickly to project activities and milestones.

The Senior Research Fellow will contribute to applied, collaborative and interdisciplinary research activity and to the successful and timely production of high quality outputs for industry/government partners (industry reports and research-to-practice deliverables) as well as academic peer-reviewed publications.

About you

You will bring to the role your excellent project management and coordination skills specifically related to managing shifting priorities and conflicting deliverables, whilst maintaining a focus on micro and macro project activities. In addition, you will produce executive and research reports and outputs for a non-academic audience whilst maintaining highest standards of research integrity and ethical conduct of research.

Key will be your high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with all parts of the industry and be able to negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets of complex research projects.

It is essential that you have the ability to meet tight timeframes and manage client and team expectations in a commercial research environment with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.


Mandatory: Extensive professional experience in relevant field, or PhD.

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

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability/the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply link below. For further information please contact Helen Lingard, Professor Construction Management via email

Applications close 5 pm, Thursday 29 April 2021.

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

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation.

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

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.