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Associate Research Fellow

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Research

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time and Fixed Term 2 years
  • Level A $80,065 – 107,633 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

The work of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres is built on the themes of sustainability, circular economies and extraordinary functionality. Our people contribute to a culture that embraces change, develops solutions to community and industry problems, perform research safely and understand the impact our work can have on the environment.

Our Lab to Label™ research approach leverages our world-class people and facilities to deliver outstanding capabilities. This position has a substantial industry focus with close alignment to our research values.

As an Associate Research Fellow, you will:

  • Conduct high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact science outputs
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to achieve defined research goals
  • Effectively communicating science outputs to internal and external audiences
  • Build awareness of industry partners and participates in opportunities for research partnerships, HDRs and ECRs. 
  • Support in applications for external competitive and other funding.
  • Deliver science outputs in a timely, well-organised manner
  • Participate in intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations.

To be successful, you’ll have:

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD materials sciences or a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience.
  • emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to the discipline.
  • ability to make a contribution to communities through research.
  • capacity to contribute to teaching, research and administration.
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to make a contribution to community engagement for research.


Please note, Conferred PhD holders minimum starting salary is based on Level A.6 - $100,472.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Maryam Naebe (Associate Professor, Fibre Science and Technology) via email maryam.naebe@deakin.edu.au or Rangam Rajkhowa (Associate Professor, Institute Frontier Materials) at rangam.rajkhowa@deakin.edu.au


For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Associate Research Fellow.pdf

Applications for this position close on Tuesday 23rd July 2024.  

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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