Research Director, Mineral Processing
CSIRO Mineral Resources has an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to lead a large cohort of scientists who deliver enabling research of major value to the minerals processing industry whilst also being committed to delivering innovative and cutting-edge science to an industry that is changing dramatically. This role forms part of the executive team for the Mineral Resources Business Unit made up of 6 programs working collaboratively.
CSIRO has a well-established record of engagement with the mineral processing and METS industries and delivers significant innovation and cutting-edge technologies across the value chain. Contributed technologies include dry slag granulation for the steelmaking and nickel smelting industry; engineering design of impellor technology for lower-energy mixing of ore slurries in tanks; building a pilot demonstration plant to produce high quality nickel sulphate for the emerging battery metals industry, and delivering processes for the production of “green” graphite. Multiple technologies have been commercialised in recent years, e.g. cyanide and mercury-free process for recovering gold – Clean Mining; science-based approach to industry’s social license to operate (spun out as Voconiq); and several more are expected to be commercialised over the next 5 years.
The Program is at the forefront of innovation towards a low-impact and environmentally sustainable minerals industry. Research is currently focused on:
Your duties will include:
Location: Waterford, WA or Clayton, Victoria
To be considered you will need:
This position would suit a leader with an entrepreneurial focus who can pursue new business models, including creation of new companies, spin offs and licensing, and translate science to deliver industry impact. They should be familiar with the level of digital maturity in the industry and recognise opportunities to initiate innovative and disruptive change through use of sensors and digital approaches to align the Program with future trends in the industry.
The Research Program Director has a critical role in building the research capability to enable the program to build on its strengths and evolve to meet new challenges. They will also work to bring in new business models for sustainable revenue and seek new opportunities to build strong external partnerships.
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How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
Applications Close: 16 July 2020, 11:00 pm AEST/AEDT