Research Fellow, Yilgarn 2020 Research Program

Perth, Australia
23 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Earth Sciences

Centre for Exploration Targeting 

  • Fantastic opportunity for motivated and driven researcher to be part of a new research program, Yilgarn 2020
  • 3 year appointment on full time basis
  • Salary range: Level B, Step 1, $98,526 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) in the School of Earth Sciences at The University of Western Australia is a leading research centre in mineral system science applied to ore deposits. The CET provides a dynamic learning environment where the pressing problems of the mineral exploration industry can be addressed by teams of researchers using their collective expertise. This multidisciplinary team approach allows the CET to develop innovative research solutions consistent with its mission 'to increase both the rate and quality of discoveries made in mineral exploration, without relying on substantial increases in exploration expenditure'.

About the opportunity

As the successful appointee, you will join an established team of researchers and contribute to a new 3-year research program, Yilgarn 2020, which aims at enhancing our ability to predict the distribution of mineralised camps.

This position will play a key role in examining the early architecture of the Crafton by examining how early-formed and long-lived structures apply a critical control on metal prospectivity at the camp scale. You will also have the opportunity to supervise Honours and PhD student researchers.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD qualification in Geoscience
  • Core expertise in field geology and mapping of Precambrian terranes
  • Experience working from drill core
  • Experience in structural geology across scales
  • Experience in lithofacies analysis of volcanic terrains and lithostratigraphic compilation
  • Experience in geochronology
  • Experience in structural geophysical interpretation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

About you

As a proactive and passionate researcher in geoscience, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working in a team that has exerted international impact in this field of research.

Prior experience in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student researchers will be highly regarded.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).