First listed on: 27 September 2020

Fe Ore Geoscientist Lead 

The Opportunity
  • Are you ready for the next step in your career?
  • Apply your skills to contribute to Australia's mapping of mineral systems' chemistry
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

As a research scientist within Mineral Resource you will undertake research aimed at advancing our capability to map the chemistry of mineral systems, the controls on metal transport and the processes of mineral deposition within mineral systems, while developing applications to mineral exploration. The position will support CSIRO Mineral’s growing commitment to map systems at all scales in collaboration with the Australian mining and exploration industry.

The Research Scientist will use their knowledge in 3D modelling, petrology, mineralogy, mineral chemistry, geochemistry and geology of Iron Ore systems and combine it with results of various micro analytical techniques.

Your duties will include:
  • Incorporate novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Operate mineralogical and geochemical analytical equipment in the field and laboratory.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.

Location: Kensington, NSW
Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 69447

To be considered you will need:
  • A doctorate and/or equivalent research experience in the field of geosciences, along with a record of capability to write high quality reports and/or publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience in generating 3D geological models using drill hole geochemistry, downhole geophysics, and geological mapping. Experience using Leapfrog, GoCAD, Vulcan software as well as implicit modelling such as Map2Loop and geomodeller is welcome.
  • Experience in interpreting downhole/airborne geophysical data and geochemistry to define stratigraphy and overlying weathering mantle
  • Ability to apply studies of microscale processes and geochronology results to exploration for ore systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • Experience working in the minerals industry or in research projects with industry support, particularly in work experience relevant to iron ore systems

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


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

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Sunday 11th October, 11:00pm AEST

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