Research Fellow in Isotope Geochemistry

Perth, Australia
14 May 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Earth Sciences

Centre for Exploration Targeting 

  • Amazing opportunity for passionate researcher to join an established team for the Yilgarn 2020 project for 3 years  
  • Salary range: Level B, $98,526 - $116,792 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

In this position, you will have an exciting opportunity to join an established team of researchers leading the 3-year ‘Yilgarn 2020’ project to enhance the understanding of the metallogeny of the Archean Yilgarn Craton.

You will play a key role in investigating the metal fertility of the craton by examining how magmatic and metamorphic processes have contributed to the formation of the mineralized camps, as well as contributing to supervision of Honours and PhD students.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD qualification in Geoscience
  • Expertise in geochronology and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and in the application of these to magma generation and crustal evolutionary processes
  • A high level of technical competency in microanalysis, especially with ion microprobe and laser ablation ICPMS platforms, with a track record of innovation in these techniques
  • Expertise in field geology of Precambrian terranes

About you

You will a team player who possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills with experience in the supervision of Honours and PhD student researchers.

Your prior experience in isotope geochemistry and a record of establishing and maintaining effective, positive relationships with the exploration industry will be highly regarded.

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

Closing date: Tuesday, 11 June 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.

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