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Research Fellow Intelligent and Complex Systems


Job Description:

Full-time, Fixed Term for 1 year.

* Salary Level Academic B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements.

* Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About You

You have research background in control systems, complex network systems, intelligent systems, power and energy systems. When it comes to your work, you are original and creative in your approach. You are an excellent team player and have great communications skill both verbal and written. In addition, you are a great presenter and are able to engage students. Overall, you are an invaluable member and provide great support to your team.

Position Summary

The Research Fellow will work as a member of research team undertaking research in intelligent and complex systems and their engineering applications, as well as other research activities in line with the University's research strategy. The position will carry out independent and team research which has a significant impact in the area of their specialisation.

The Research Fellow will embed their research expertise into the life of the School through the development of high-quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. Research Fellows will be expected to engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.

Key Selection Criteria:

* Demonstrated excellent emerging research track record and recognition for quality research outputs in one or more of the following areas: complex networks, discontinuous control systems, multi-agent systems, intelligent systems, and smart grids, evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

* Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.

* Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

STEM 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.

opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.

About the Group

The Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group focuses on all aspects of intelligent data-driven modelling, control and optimisation in complex network environments, and their applications in industries such as energy, automotive, manufacturing, sociology and biology.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu via email

Research-Fellow_PD (Intelligent and Complex Systems).pdf


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.

Find out what makes RMIT a great place to work

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.

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.

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.

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:

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Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Research Fellow Intelligent and Complex Systems