Deadline: 14.03.2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental and Sustainable Design/

University of Melbourne

About the Role

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is leading the multidisciplinary Discovery project Designing Offices Well (DOWell) aimed to improving workers’ productivity, satisfaction, and health through evidence-based design. This project aims to describe, quantify, and analyse the impact of workspace design on workers’ satisfaction, productivity and health. This project will advance knowledge in the field of high-performance workplaces, with interest in HQ and elsewhere-based workers. By shifting attention to design features that perform well, this project will provide the empirical basis needed to transform the way workspaces are designed now and in the future.

We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate who has the capability to undertake a wide spectrum of research and development associated with human, organisational and physical environment aspects relevant to workers’ health, satisfaction, and wellbeing. As the successful candidate, you will work directly with stakeholders from academia, industry, and government. The successful candidate will be mentored by A/Prof Christhina Candido and work closely with a team of academics from Architecture, Health Science, Engineering, Business&IT from leading Australian universities.

The Research Fellow will have responsibility for coordinating daily activities of the project including liaising with key stakeholders, leading field studies and data analysis, and leading/contributing to research publications and engagement activities. The Research Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate and publish with a range of leading researchers, and to be part of the vibrant University and Faculty research communities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking research for the above project, including data gathering, management and analysis in qualitative and quantitative forms  – Faculty expectations.
  • Assisting in the development and coordination of project events and activities including: workshops; surveys, interviews; focus groups; research seminars and other events.
  • Disseminating research findings via high quality scholarly presentations and written publications, as well as through social media and active

Please refer to the Position Description for further information.

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