Drill Core Lab Research Facility Projects Officer

  • Do you have an interest in petrophysical, geochemical and mineralogical data?
  • Take your career to another level
  • Join CSIRO Mineral Resources - grow Australia's resource base

The Position

The role of Research Projects staff in CSIRO is to collaborate in scientific activities with other research staff usually by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking or assisting with experimental and observational work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work. At senior levels, Research Projects staff may be involved in providing consulting services, science management and/or industry liaison.

CSIRO Mineral Resources is developing a Drill Core Characterisation Facility, incorporating CSIRO developed technology and commercial core logging systems, and we are seeking a Technician/Technical specialist with experience in the operation and maintenance of drill core characterisation systems with a particular interest in the acquisition and interpretation of petrophysical, geochemical and mineralogical data in collaboration with research staff. The role will involve the operation of a range of characterisation technologies, the management of samples through the facility, with the opportunity to work with researchers and industry in the acquisition of data with a range of instruments as well as their interpretation.

To view the full position description and selection criteria for this role please click here: Position details document

Locations: Kensington, WA
Salary: AU $78K - AU $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Ref No.: 41561

To be successful you will need:

  • Relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree &/or equivalent experience in physics, geophysics and/or geology.
  • Ability to manage a characterisation workflow, including Qa/Qc procedures, in the analysis of geological samples.
  • Experience with characterisation technologies for drill core materials.
  • Practical work experience with the resources industry (>3 years).
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out tasks autonomously in support of scientific research.
  • Demonstrated ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.


We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world.

We imagine. We collaborate. We 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

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your resume and cover letter, as one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements. Please submit your application at https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-Drill-Core-Lab-Research-Facility-Projects-Officer/422755000/

Applications close: 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 30th August 2017

posted: 09 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.