CSIRO Mineral Resources Discovery Internship

We are seeking applicants for CSIRO Mineral Resources Discovery Program's student internship program between July 2019 and June 2020.

Applications are open for outstanding university students (3rd year undergraduate or postgraduate level) to join CSIRO Mineral Resources for a 3 month internship to work on projects directly related to the Discovery Program's two impact areas: Exploration through cover, and Orebody knowledge.

CSIRO offers a total living allowance of $6000 to a minimum of 3 successful interns. Note that upfront travel costs (including visas) will need to be met by the successful applicants. All internships will be based in Perth, Western Australia.

Available projects for 2019-2020:

  • Reaction symplectites in host rocks to the Nova and Savannah nickel sulfide ore deposits
  • REE fractionation and mobility under intense weathering
  • Tracking hydrothermal mineralizing events associated to black shales
  • Clustering of mineralogical data for distinguishing rock types
  • Clustering with oriented structural geology data
  • Exploration simulator in the augmented reality sandbox
  • Experimental techniques in spectral geological measurements
  • Relationships between geochemical and mineralogical patterns in drill core data sets, and the potential for combined use for mapping hydrothermal alteration
  • Estimating grain-size differences from electrical resistivity and hyperspectral data
  • Martite-Goethite iron ore: Goethite microchemistry and Electron backscatter diffraction
  • P in iron ore

To apply for an internship please submit the following to anais.pages@csiro.au before the 3rd April 2019:

  • Full CV, including current university course, expected completion dates, and contact details of an academic supervisor.
  • A cover letter, including a summary of your personal areas of research interest and how they align with the two impact areas of the Discovery Program.
  • Your preferred project title(s), including why you are interested in that project.

Note that all interns MUST be registered as a student at a university DURING their internship, or provide evidence of enrolment in a university course that commences after the internship.

Interns will be expected to write a report communicating their research and give an oral presentation at the completion of the internship.

Inquiries and applications should be sent to Dr Anais Pages (Anais.pages@csiro.au). Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by the 15th of April 2019.

For more information please view the Position Description

posted: 15 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.