First listed on: 20 November 2019

Research Scientist - Minerals 

The Opportunity
  • Develop Technology Implementation Workflows for Real Time Analysis
  • Design Educational Outreach Material and Provide Workshops
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

As the Research Scientist, you will support CSIRO Mineral’s growing commitment to develop workflows and technologies that provide the opportunity to move towards real time analysis during drilling operations. A key component of the role is to engage with a wide range of stakeholders that includes development of teaching material, conducting workshops and consultations. Help undertake research aimed at advancing our capability to implement new technologies into the mineral industry.

Use your knowledge in natural and physical sciences to combine spectral science of solid matter with results of various micro analytical techniques. Develop analytical protocols and workflows incorporating emerging techniques like the MAIA mapper and combine it with core scanning data such as the HyLogger. Furthermore, you will map mineral systems at all scales in collaboration with the Australian mining and exploration industry. This novel and emerging role in CSIRO will involve working on industry and research projects aimed at studying interactions between host rocks and mineralising fluids, responsible for ore forming processes.

This role will play an important part in leading the engagement with the various stakeholders of NVCL project through Auscope. An overall ability and experience to engage with out of domain specialist as well as the wider community is paramount.

Your duties will include
  • Developing technology implementation workflows for real time analysis during drilling operations
  • Designing educational outreach material, conduct interviews, workshops and other engagements with stakeholders
  • Establishing microanalytical techniques as well as developing analytical protocols and workflows incorporating emerging techniques such as the MAIA mapper with core logging systems (HyLogger)
  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.

Location: Kensington, Perth
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 64042

To be successful you will need
  • A PhD and equivalent research experience in the field of geosciences, physics or similar field of science along with a record of capability to write high quality reports and/or publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of GeoPixe, TSG, as well as application of field techniques for real-time analyses
  • Understanding of multi-element geochemistry, mineralogy and mineral chemistry with experience of using multiscale datasets to develop geological models
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary research team, including the experience in technology development to implement analytical tasks into prototypes
  • Experience in characterising solid matter with hyperspectral methods
  • Experience working in the minerals industry or in research projects with industry support
  • Demonstrated ability to produce teaching materials for outreach projects for the wider scientific and corporate communities.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

11:59 AEDT 18th December, 2019

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