Mineral Deposit Research Unit
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
at The University of British Columbia
2020 - 2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada
Tel: 604-822-6136 Fax: 604-822-6088
mdru@eos.ubc.ca www.mdru.ubc.ca

Research Associates - Regional Geology & Metallogeny


MDRU-Mineral Deposit Research Unit at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, is looking for Research Geologists with expertise in Regional Geology and Metallogeny to develop and lead new regional geological mapping and data integration projects with industry and government collaborators.

These projects will acquire, integrate, analyse and interpret large geoscience datasets with a goal towards producing new geological frameworks and derivative map and data products for complex regions of the North American cordillera and Andes. The Researcher will have skills related to the compilation and integration of a wide range of data types including new and existing geology, regional geochemistry and geophysics. The Researcher will also undertake regional field mapping, (with supporting geochemistry and geochronology) to generate new understandings of the geological controls related mineral deposits.

Essential skills for this position include:

  • experience in regional geological mapping including field mapping at a range of scales;
  • hands-on experience interpreting and extracting information from regional potential field geophysical datasets;
  • experience interpreting regional geochemical datasets;
  • proficiency with technologies and software that support data compilation, integration, interpretation and production, such as competence with GIS products such as ArcGIS10™ or similar; experience with 3D mapping tools such as gOcad™, Leapfrog™, GeoModeller™ or Move™ is desirable;
  • expertise in a particular geological field such as structure, petrology, mineral deposits, geochronology etc …
  • technical writing, graphics production and communication skills;
  • a track record of collaboration, collegiality and timely completion.

The successful candidate will have a high-level of understanding of Cordilleran geology normally acquired with >3 years of experience in a geological survey or academic setting. Spanish language skills are essential for some opportunities. Please apply with a one-page cover letter, CV, GoogleScholar profile and pdfs of your completed maps, to Dr Craig Hart, MDRU Director chart@eos.ubc.ca. Applications will be considered until appropriate candidates are vested. This position will be hired at a UBC Research Associate level, a PhD is desirable but not essential. The length of this position is depending on project success. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes the UBC benefit package.

MDRU-Mineral Deposit Research Unit is an internationally-recognized industry-sponsored research group based at The University of British Columbia who are dedicated to reducing risk and solving mineral exploration problems by providing research, education and industry training. http://www.mdru.ubc.ca/

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes expressions of interest from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

posted: 17 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.