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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School Of Property, Construction And Project Management


Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Full-time, fixed term (until September 2022) role available
  • Academic Level B, from $98, 495 up to $116,965 plus 17% Super
  • Based at Melbourne City Campus
About us

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.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

As the Post Doctoral Research Fellow, you will partner with the Schools key research partner - the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (FFCRC) and focus specifically on the FFCRC project RP2.3-06 Risk Governance in Procurement for Future Fuels. This research project aims to examine procurement of materials, equipment and services as undertaken by both private and government interests in order to identify risks which may result in adverse or unplanned outcomes. Furthermore, the aim of this research will also include exploring a range of mitigation strategies for Future Fuels members to prevent adverse procurement outcomes. You will also interview a range of stakeholders along the supply chain, relevant regulators and work on developing a risk governance framework for procurement of materials, equipment and services, particularly in the context of future fuels projects. You will work closely with other project team members from both academia and industry.

About you

As the successful candidate you will have:
  • Experience in organising and conducting interview-based research
  • Qualitative research experience in a professional / organisational setting
  • Research experience in one or more of the following domains: risk management, organisational safety, project procurement, supply chain management and project management
  • Ability to critically conduct literature reviews
  • Proficient in use of relevant software such as MSOffice, Nvivo and Endnote
  • Excellent report writing and academic writing skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build professional relationships within the FFCRC environment
  • Academic publication track record
  • PhD in a relevant area
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

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 up to date CV, cover letter and separately address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply link below.

Applications close on Wednesday, 5th of May 2021.

For recruitment related enquiries, please contact Professor Jan Hayes - Construction Management, College of Design and Social Context at jan.hayes2@rmit.edu.au

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au 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. 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 Australias immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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