Research Scientist - Exploration Geochemist

  • Are you passionate about geochemical exploration?
  • Apply your expertise and drive science outcomes through to industry.
  • Join CSIRO Mineral Resources and help to grow Australia's resource base

The Position:

The Discovery Program in CSIRO's Mineral Resources Business Unit is inviting applications for a leader in Exploration geoscience research. The Senior Scientist: exploration geochemistry will join a world-class research team involved in field and laboratory based projects relating to mineral exploration research acr oss a range of commodities and geological environments. The application of the latest geochemical breakthroughs to mineral exploration challenges, including in regolith dominated terrains and sedimentary basins, will be an exciting part of the new role.

The team is looking to appoint an innovative thinker with industry experience to undertake research in the science of exploration targeting and vectoring in covered terrains via mapping of distal system footprints and low level detection of mineral system signatures. The role will require application of new approaches to geochemical data collection, interpretation and tool development with the chemical interaction between basement and cover as a core research focus area. The successful candidate must have experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, and the capability to integrate geochemistry at a large range of scales with other data sets (e.g. geophysics).

To be successful in this role, you must have the moti vation to drive the application of science outcomes through to industry engagement. Well-developed oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills and an enthusiastic team-focused approach to research are essential.

The position will be based at the Australian Resources Research Centre, Perth, Western Australia, which offers outstanding facilities in a new and growing research environment. You will also have access to other world-class facilities based at the universities in Perth where CSIRO has collaborative arrangements in place, and at other CSIRO sites across Australia. The position will require travel within Australia and occasionally overseas, as well as field visits to mine sites and exploration camps. CSIRO will support flexible working arrangements where required.

Location: Kensington, WA
Salary: $127k to $141k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref no: 41243

Before applying, view the full position description and selection criteria here: Position details document

At CSIRO Mineral Resources, we recognise that the capability of our people is key to our success and provide the support for our people to develop, grow and reach their full potential. We offer a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly believe that our culture drives performance. Working at CSIRO you will be rewarded with a dynamic and challenging career path and an attractive remuneration package that includes a generous superannuation scheme, flexible work options, travel, mobile technology, multiple leave options including paid maternity and parental leave.


We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet. As Australia's national science agency, we've been pushing the edge of what's possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people workin g across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. WE COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more! CSIRO Balance

To apply for this position you will be required to submit one document that contains your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the role and broadly addressing your suitability.

Applications close: 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 20 August 2017

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