Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Aug 2020

Job no:504484
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $94,588 per annum and employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

Fixed-term position available for 2 years

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economic Geology of Rare Earth Elements

Be at the forefront of the burgeoning field of critical minerals geoscience working on an interdisciplinary research project that connects academia, Queensland government and industry.

We are seeking to appoint an Earth scientist with a research track record in mineralogy/ geochemistry/ore geology to undertake research on the rare earth element ore potential of phosphate-rich sedimentary rocks of NW Queensland. The project is part of a collaborative research program with the Geological Survey of Queensland.

The successful applicant will join a newly-established and growing Critical Minerals Research Centre within the Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Adelaide. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with partners from Queensland Government and the exploration industry in the field of rare earth element ore systems.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Geology, or a related field.
  • A commitment to research excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry and/or ore geology, with a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals.
  • A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Experience in acquisition and interpretation of geo-analytical data.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 30 August 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Carl Spandler
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33870

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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