Internally Grant-Funded Researcher B - Department of Earth Science

Joint position between The University of Adelaide (0.5FTE) and the South Australian Museum (0.5FTE)
The University of Adelaide - (Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 (1FTE equivalent) or (Level B) $99,441 to $103,078, 1FTE equivalent) per annum, commensurate with experience, and an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.
South Australian Museum - (PO2) $83,152 to $92,020 (1FTE equivalent) per annum and an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.
Fixed-term position for three years, with the possibility of an extension.

Help drive Australia's critical minerals revolution working on geoscience research programs that connect academia, government and industry.

This position is a joint appointment between The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum, and is a crucial element of a developing capacity for critical minerals research in South Australia. We are seeking to appoint an accomplished Earth scientist to undertake research in geology/mineralogy/geochemistry and develop a research program with a focus on critical minerals ore systems and their exploration footprint.

The successful applicant will join a newly-established and growing Critical Minerals Research Centre at The University of Adelaide, and have the opportunity to work closely with key industry, government and research partners in the critical minerals field.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Geology, or a related field
  • A commitment to research excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology 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
  • Expertise in acquisition and interpretation of geo-analytical data
  • Very good verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B, you will nee:

  • Experience in the management and supervision of graduate students
  • Experience working on research projects with industry and government-sector partners
  • Demonstrated evidence of active participation in exhibitions and/or outreach activities, including strategic media and promotion programs

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.

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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 link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

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

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.

posted: 01 August 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.