Environmental tracer hydrogeologist
We are seeking a highly motivated technical officer or experimental scientist to provide expert support in noble gas analysis to the Environmental Tracers and Applications team in CSIRO Land and Water. In this position, you will support analysis of noble gases in water and sediments acro ss a range of projects. CSIRO Land & Water at Waite Campus is building a new state of the art noble gas facility to measure all noble gas concentrations in water samples (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) as well as facilities for the sampling, gas preparation and measurement of radioactive noble gas isotopes (85Kr, 39Ar, 81Kr). Data are interpreted in the context of multi-tracer studies, typically also involving 18O, 2H, 3H, SF6, CFCs, 13C, 14C, 36Cl and chemistry.
In this role you will support and conduct innovative research in the development and application of noble gas techniques, and develop and apply new field-based instrumentation systems for noble gas mass spectrometry. You will be involved in the development of new measurement methods and training for instrument users, such as the measurement of pore-water helium in aquitards using the quartz-helium technique. You will be an active member of a team that conducts innovative research in the general area of groundwater hydrology, with a particular focus on the use of noble gases in complex hydrogeological settings and multi-tracer studies, for instance groundwater-surface water interactions and aquifer interconnectivity. On the basis of improved scientific understanding, you will evaluate impacts of industries, agriculture and domestic users on groundwater and surface waters. Of particular interest is the study of impacts of mining and unconventional gas exploitation on regional groundwater systems.
Specifically you will:
Location: Waite Campus, Adelaide, SA
To be successful you will need:
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Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: Position Details Document
Applications Close: 11:59pm AEDT, 29 January 2017