Hard Rock Geologist
Dunedin, New ZealandGNS Science is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) owned by the New Zealand Government and is New Zealand's largest geological science organisation. It provides geological, geophysical and isotopic research and consultancy services to government and industries within New Zealand and internationally.
Within GNS Science, the Natural Hazards Division undertakes research into hazards and risks related to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunami, is responsible through the GeoNet project for the monitoring of these hazards, and is also responsible for the national geological mapping programme.
The Regional Geology Department comprises 20 staff, 9 at Lower Hutt and 10 in Dunedin and includes geologists, GIS analysts and petrologists responsible for research into the rocks of New Zealand and the preparation and update of New Zealand's geological maps, utilising various spatial data resources.
We are seeking a geologist to map and research hard rock geology in New Zealand, in particular the igneous/metamorphic basement terranes of the South Island, to gain a better understanding of host mineralisation within these rocks, and the structure of them.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in earth sciences, preferably in specialising in structural geology and/or mineralisation, and with demonstrated field mapping capability in difficult terrain. Preference will be given to applicants that have worked in or consulted to geological resource industries, as the position will require providing specialist advice to such industries as required.
Knowledge of GIS and in particular ArcGIS software, geological interpretation of geophysical data or familiarity with 3D geological modelling software will be an advantage.
For more information or to apply for this position, please visit our website.
Closing date: Sunday, 24 June 2012.