• 5x Full-time, fixed-term positions available until August 2023

  • Academic Level B +17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 

  • Based at the City campus

About the Position

The RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub (BIH) & The Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI) is recruiting 5 research roles to investigate the accelerated adoption of digital technologies by Victorian businesses. The rapid move to remote work has come at the same time as a step change in digital innovation across blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. The adoption of these technologies provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance the Melbourne and Victorian economy and grow jobs. Through research and knowledge transfer, these roles will identify the opportunities and challenges for businesses adapting to the post-COVID digital economy.

The Research Fellow will work with research teams and partnerships in the BIH/CCSRI. The Research Fellow is required to undertake research activities in line with the University’s and the BIH/CCSRI’s research strategy. The position will carry out independent and/or team research which has a significant impact in their specialisation and be acknowledged at a national level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.

The Fellow will be based at either the BIH or CCSRI at RMIT University and will collaborate actively with the Hub’s national and international network of participants. All postdoctoral research fellows will have access to professional development opportunities, and the Hub’s network of industry partners

About You

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

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area (e.g. economics, sociology, statistics, empirical social science, computer science, engineering or information systems) within the past 5 years at the time of appointment, not including periods of career interruption due to carer’s responsibilities, parental leave, illness, or disability.

  • An understanding of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cryptofinance, digital assets, central bank digital currencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs), data markets, financial regulation and governance, monetary economics and policy, and public finance would be well regarded.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or using survey based or data analytic methods, software and tools in a relevant research context.

  • Proven scholarly writing skills and experience in preparing publications for a variety of audiences, including scholarly articles in high-quality refereed journals, book chapters, and/or books.

  • Proven ability to work independently to generate distinctive contributions to scholarly knowledge and/or create real world outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a high-achieving and collegial research culture.

  • Well-developed oral and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and research collaborators, including presentations at seminars, conferences, and industry events.

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