Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
Codes, Arc Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits
Mineralogist (2 Positions)
(Ref No HAN 136/12)
Applications are invited for appointment to this position, which will be offered on a full-time fixed-term basis, commencing on or after 1 September 2012 for a period of 2 years, with a possibility of extension.
CODES is a Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits funded by the Australian Research Council, which undertakes research focused on the origin and discovery of ore deposits, volcanology and igneous petrology and geochemistry. The Centre currently employs over 40 academic and 7 general staff and has a large group of postgraduate students. The Centre is located within the Sandy Bay Campus of the University.
In a major collaboration with the minerals industry, CODES is building an R & D Laboratory for research and contract analytical services to mining and exploration companies. The main focus is on LA-ICP-MS applications to refractory gold issues, metal deportment and trace element footprints of ore deposits. The Mineralogist will be one of a team who undertakes research and contracted services.
The CODES laboratories house a range of quadrupole ICP-MS instruments, and solid state Nd:YAG and excimer laser microprobes. FESEM, MLA and electron microprobe instruments are available in the UTAS Central Science Laboratory close by. Responsibilities of the Mineralogist include; sulfide and silicate petrology and textural analysis of ore and background samples, LA-ICPMS trace element analysis of minerals, reduction of data to obtain full quantitative analyses, interpretation of trace element and mineral associations, writing and presenting interim and final project reports.
The successful applicant will have a masters or PhD degree in geology or geochemistry, with a strong analytical component. They will also have demonstrated experience in working with analytical equipment, interest and the ability to show initiative in integrated analytical procedures to solve specific problems, experience in the interpretation of geochemical microanalysis data and well-developed organisational, and written and oral communication skills.
The appointment will be at Academic Level A or Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $90,035 per annum (Level A) or $111,499 per annum (Level B) comprising salary within the range $57,601- $76,953 (Level A) plus 17% superannuation or $80,824 - $95,298 (Level B) plus 17% superannuation; with the option of an additional 3% salary loading in exchange for 14% instead of 17% superannuation).
For further information about the position please contact Professor Ross Large, Director, CODES on telephone (03) 6226 2472, fax (03) 6226 7662 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 1 August 2012.
The following occupational health and safety risk factors have been identified for this position:
Keyboard/Mouse Work, Repetitive physical actions, Lifting (minimal), Driving, Sitting (including travelling between campuses) and/or standing for extended periods, Laboratory or Workshop activities, Working in remote locations, Working under pressure, including working to constant deadlines and/or in the resolution of conflict
All potential applicants should take these risk factors into consideration when determining their capacity to undertake the duties of the position.
You may submit your application by post or fax - address and fax numbers are provided on the Final checklist for Applicants in the Job application Package - alternatively you may email your application to Nicole.Brown@utas.edu.au