Spatial Research Scientist, Natural Resources
Location: Perth, WA, AU
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CSIRO Mineral Resources is seeking a motivated Spatial Research Scientist, Natural Resources to contribute to research relevant to natural resources, such as minerals and water. You will join the Discovery Program, a multidisciplinary CSIRO team and external partners, developing advanced algorithms to characterise and predict subsurface geology and rock property distributions with informative quantitative assessments of uncertainty.
In this new role, you will develop innovative algorithms to generate novel views of mineral distributions from the micro- to regional-scale to better understand mineralising processes. As part of research team, you will use newly developed mineral characterisation methods for predictive models and test them in associated projects.
A key outcome of this work is to link new knowledge of mineral characterisation and distributions with Earth observation data to facilitate exploration targeting, and for applications in mining operations or remediation. Of particular interest for this role is the investigation of sites for carbon storage and water resources to ensure responsible and sustainable land-use practices.
To be successful, you will be able to apply modern data science techniques to spatio-temporal geoscientific data. You will have a broad range of skills which may include mathematics, statistics, uncertainty quantification, machine learning and compositional data analysis, supported by a strong scientific programming background.
The role is offered on a full-time basis, but we are open to applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (min 0.8 FTE) and will accommodate this if circumstances permit. You will have access to flexible working arrangements including the potential to work from home for part of the week following agreement with your line manager.
Your duties will include:
Location: Perth (Kensington), WA (Whadjuk Noongar Country)
To be considered you will need:
For full details about this role please review the Position Description
Applications for this position are open to all candidates. Visa sponsorship will be provided if required.
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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: 6 February 2022, 11:00 pm AEDT