Postdoctoral Research Fellow, new mineral deposits

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and is dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

An opportunity is now available for a full time; fixed term to June 2024 appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position is based on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas (QLD, Australia), with remuneration at Academic Level A $69,717 - $93,159 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions.

What you can accomplish in the Role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in collaboration with fellow Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) and Geoscience Australia (GA) researchers and collaborators, external partners (government, industry), to conduct research, develop and/or contribute to research publications as a member of a high performing team and ensure all key research outcomes and milestones are achieved in alignment with project timelines.

What you can bring to the role

  • A PhD qualification or near completion in Geology, Economic Geology or related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mineral deposits models, geochronology, geochemistry and petrology.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in research publication.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organise and conduct research projects.


We support our people through the provision of:

  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Five weeks' annual recreation leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Corporate discounts on health insurance premiums
  • Career and professional development support
  • Modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafés, gym, pool and childcare

How to apply

If you are seeking a rewarding research appointment within a supportive work environment, please obtain further information and apply now. Visit the Careers at JCU Website - vacancy reference 17923. Applications close Sunday 15 May.

posted: 29 April 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.