Research Assistant/Fellow in Intelligent Automation Research
RMIT University

Research Assistant or Research Fellow - Intelligent Automation Research Group

Job no: 593450
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Engineering, Research

  • Full-time, fixed-term contract until July 2023; based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work and/or based at other campuses of the University
  • Opportunity to conduct research project funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Program in collaboration with Ford Motor Company and will be conducted in close collaboration with Ford Research and Innovation Centre in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Open to candidates who have the in-depth knowledge and/or demonstratable research laboratory experience in the fields of 3D computer vision and machine learning
  • Report directly to Discipline Leader (Manufacturing and Mechatronics); with day-to-day reporting to Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar
  • Remuneration at Academic Level A ($68,983 - $93,569) or (Academic Level B ($98,495 - $116,965) + 17% superannuation

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 RMIT’s 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 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.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

About You & the Role

  • Work collaboratively as well as independently with multidisciplinary researchers contributing to quality research and communicate and present research outcomes and concepts through high quality papers/journal articles, seminars, conference and forums;
  • Prepare and submit competitive research grant proposals and applications;
  • Contribute 10% of your time to mentor & co- supervise undergraduate students and higher degree by research candidates as well as administrative tasks related to the research project.

You will have:

  • Evidence of emerging track record of published research work in the fields of 3D computer vision and machine learning through journal publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports either as lead or co-author;
  • Proven experience in CAD and solid mechanics are highly desirable;
  • Experience in grant submissions and applications as well as generating alternative funding through effective liaison with industry and government;
  • Passion and the commitment to work effectively with multidisciplinary colleagues, project leaders and industry partners;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and plan time effectively & efficiently to conduct innovative research independently and collaboratively as a team member in meeting project outcomes and timelines.


Mandatory: PhD or have submitted thesis in Mechatronics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or another relevant field.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

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 recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below. For any enquiries, please contact Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar (  

Download File PD - 593450 - Research Assistant.pdf

Download File PD - 593450 - Research Fellow.pdf

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.

Applications close Sunday 28th February 2021.

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 Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

Application close: 28 Feb 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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