Senior Mineralogy Analyst/Research Technician

Brisbane, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sustainable Minerals Institute Julius Kruttchnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation, located at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, approximately 7 km from the main University of Queensland campus. It was established in 1970, and now forms part of the University’s Sustainable Minerals Institute. 

The mission of the JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focussed education, research and technical services to the world minerals industry and allied sectors.  The JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy. It specialises in ore characterisation, mineral processing unit operations such as comminution and flotation, applied mineralogy, and the interface between mining and processing.  Its emphasis on systems analysis by mathematical modelling and process simulations has led to major new methodologies in the design and optimisation of mineral processing operations.  It works closely with the international minerals industry and with other research providers in Australia and overseas.  It has graduated in excess of 200 Masters and PhD students, and won many awards for its research.  It has a proven record of technology transfer through JKTech, which has significant experience in the commercial delivery of JKMRC research outcomes, particularly in simulation software and ore characterisation methodologies.

Further information on the JKMRC may be accessed via 

The role

We are seeking a Senior Mineralogical Analyst to support research and development activities that exploit leading edge material characterisation equipment and software, including specifically the JKMRC Mineral Liberation Analysis system. The role encompasses polished section preparation, setting up data acquisition and storage for MLA measurements, extracting results from MLA analsyes, and basic maintenance of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree or an associate diploma and at least 3 years subsequent relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training. Computer skills appropriate for using the SEM, and the image processing and other specialised application software are essential. You should also have knowledge of the flotation and gravity processes used for concentration of base metal materials. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $81,256 - $87,561 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Elaine Wightman on +61 7 334 65917 or

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