Research Assistant in Aerospace Engineering
RMIT University



  • Full-time, 1 year Fixed Term position

  • Salary Academic Level A ($73,923 - $100,269) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • This position will spend most of the time at Sunset Concrete Pty Ltd.'s site at Officer


About the Role

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


To be successful in this position, you’ll have:

  • Research Experience and Technical Expertise: Proven ability to conduct high-quality applied research in the field of industrial automation, with an extensive practical implementation of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), sensor technology, actuator interfaces, and other relevant Industry 4.0 technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems.

  • Project Management: Proven experience in managing projects from conception to completion, including the ability to manage logistics, budgeting, scheduling, and stakeholder management.

  • Industry Collaboration: Demonstrated experience in working closely with industry partners to develop effective, impactful solutions that address real-world challenges.

  • Publication Record: Evident of academic publications in a relevant research field or industrial experience, specifically PLC programming and sensor and actuator interfacing.

Please view Position Description for further Key Selection Criteria


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


About the School

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.


As a top 100 university in the world for engineering (2015 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.


To Apply 

Please submit your CV, covering letter and separately addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.


For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Associate Professor Ben Cheng via email


Position Description - Research Assistant, Manufacturing





Applications Close:

26 July 2023 11.59 pm



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. 


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