Basin Analyst/Sedimentologist

(Ref: 17995)

Ongoing - EL 2
Salary $114,469-$144,683 pa + superannuation

Geoscience Australia's Groundwater Branch is responsible for providing hydrogeoscience information and knowledge to support Australian Government policies and decision making. The Branch undertakes a range of strategic science and advice activities in collaboration with State/Territory and other Commonwealth government agencies, aimed at improving understanding of groundwater systems and processes across Australia.

The Branch is seeking an experienced Basin Analyst/Sedimentologist who will lead and deliver basin analysis studies to understand depositional and tectonic environments, and the controls of basin formation and evolution on groundwater systems. As a senior scientist within the Branch, the candidate will develop and lead aspects of regional groundwater projects, work collaboratively with a range of internal and external partners, mentor team members and communicate effectively in a range of forums.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • postgraduate qualifications in basin analysis/sedimentology, or relevant experience in this geoscience discipline.
  • extensive experience in regional sedimentary basin analysis with a focus on the interpretation of well/borehole and geophysical data to understand tectonic and depositional environments, to build tectonostratigraphic and paleogeographic frameworks.
  • experience in examining groundwater characteristics within sedimentary basins and alluvial systems.
  • well-developed interpersonal communication skills that enable you to engage external and internal stakeholders, work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, and cultivate positive team dynamics.


  • to be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.
  • the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security clearance or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.
  • commencement of employment is subject to the successful applicant undergoing and satisfying a police history check.

For further information about this position, please contact Narelle Neumann on (02) 6249 9429 or email

Applications close: 22 February 2017

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Geoscience Australia's role is to meet the geoscience needs of the nation to build Australia's future. Geoscience Australia is custodian of the geographic and geological data and knowledge of the nation. We create, maintain and disseminate geographic and geological knowledge for the future well being of all Australians. We deliver high quality geoscientific information and advice to inform evidence-based policy development. We have a strong focus on client and stakeholder relationships to ensure the relevance of our work. These relationships are underpinned by our core values: Influence, Capability, Excellence, and Accountability.

Our employees enjoy the benefits of working for the Australian Public Service and the relaxed lifestyle of the modern city of Canberra.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Recruitment on (02) 6249 9777


posted: 31 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.