Mineral Mapping Scientist - CSIRO - IndustrialCareer

First listed on: 27 April 2022

Mineral Mapping Scientist


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The Opportunity

  • Use your data analysis skills to support delivery of large & complex projects
  • Contribute to critical national projects for the discovery of precious and critical metals
  • Create a dynamic career path in this exciting role

CSIRO Mineral Resources (CMR) is one of the largest minerals research and development groups globally, with a proud track record in delivering innovation and solutions across the mineral resources value chain. We thrive on innovation harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences of our team and apply our expert knowledge and specialised research to provide innovation that solves the complex problems faced by minerals companies, mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) companies, government, and other industry stakeholders. 

As a mineral systems scientist within CSIRO’s Discovery program, you will help design and support industry and government sponsored researched programs. You will help acquire and oversee the acquisition of key data sets from world class ore bodies and help integrate those data with large pre-existing data sets to help understand large-scale processes during the formation of ore bodies. You will be responsible within a team environment for acquisition of data using CSIRO’s TIMA SEM and LIBS scanners, data handling, QA/QC and application of the data towards ore-body knowledge and exploration. You will also contribute to the design and implementation of data streams and analytics systems which help innovate new workflows leading to more efficient practices towards understanding mineral systems. This role may also work with and support other projects across CSIRO’s Discovery portfolio. 

Your duties will include:

  • Working with project leads to support processing and analysis of large spatial and temporal datasets from mineral systems
  • Supporting and helping to lead the acquisition of data at the deposit- and camp-scale with a focus on developing the application of LIBS and TIMA-SEM mineral data-sets for mineral exploration for a range of commodities
  • Help with the development of data processing workflows using programming skills in a high-level languages such as Python
  • Presenting findings in reports to sponsors, industry presentations, conferences and in peer-reviewed journals  

Location:  Kensington, Perth, WA
Salary:  AU$102k to AU$111k pa + up to 15.4% super
Tenure:  3 year specified term
Reference:  83721

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as geochemistry, mineralogy and mineral systems science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical capability in the use of spatial and temporal data sets from mineral systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical capability in reducing and building mineral libraries from SEM and/or LIBS data in mineral systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and use of data sets towards mapping and understanding processes that drive mineral systems.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills, including the production of scientific reports.
  • A demonstrated knowledge and some technical capability with programming languages (e.g., Python, R) would be seen as an advantage


  • Experience with geological modelling/mapping 3D and 2D software packages (e.g., Leapfrog, ArcGIS, QGIS or similar) 
  • Experience working on a mine site (core logging, pit and underground mapping)

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).

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

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

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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

08 June 2022, 11:00pm AEST