Senior Research Fellow in Mining Geology & Geometallurgy

Brisbane, Australia
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) is one of the seven centres of the SMI and was established in 1991. SMI-BRC is known for practical innovation in mass mining and global leadership in deep mine development and operation. It has three complimentary applied research programmes that draw on expertise in geological and mining processes to target more accurate performance predictions for higher capacity mining, quantitative modelling of orebodies including variability and uncertainty for informed decision-making; achieving greater productivity from current mine to mill operations; and growing institutional capabilities in resource stewardship and advancing the discovery of deep, large ore bodies.

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The role

This role will develop, manage and undertake a lead research role in exploration and mining geology and geometallurgy within BRC’s research programs that work together and with other Centres to provide an integrated understanding of the mining value chain. You will be expected to conceive and implement research that takes into account the development agenda as set by the BRC including aspects of innovative mining based on enhanced deposit knowledge. This is by augmenting geoscientific data and knowledge input into all stages of discovery to recovery, including mine planning, development, mineral processing and effective operations. The focus is on better management of geological and engineering risks and ultimately better resource stewardship.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD qualification in a relevant field to exploration and mining geology and have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of applied geoscience with experience in addressing geological and engineering questions relevant to the minerals sector.  At least 5 years’ industry experience at a site is required as well as research management skills and the ability to conceptualise, develop and critically review new research initiatives.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Research Academic level C for 2 years. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Rick Valenta on 3365 5881 or

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