Faculty Researcher - Natural Resources (Hyperspectral Imaging of Geological Materials) (2 positions)

Location: St. John's
Job Opening ID: 14022
Temporary, Full-time
Commencing: As soon as possible until March 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension)
Deadline to Apply: November 16, 2022


As a result of funding to support College of the North Atlantic's (CNA) acquisition of a world-class hyperspectral mining drill core scanner, the College has initiated applied research programs with industry partners on the use of Hyperspectral Imaging technology to support the natural resources sector in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Canada. The Hyperspectral Scanning Unit (HSU) undertakes the analysis of geological materials for the natural resources sector (e.g., drill core), and also examines vast amounts of material from various historical deposits which are available for study from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador's drill core storage facilities.

DUTIES: The Faculty Researcher, working under the supervision of the Chair of Industry Innovation (or designate), will lead and conduct strategic Applied Research and Development (R&D) projects within the natural resources sector utilizing advanced hyperspectral imaging technology. Particular emphasis will be on close-range measurements (proximal sensing) for the analysis of geological materials (samples, drill core, mine wall). The Faculty Researcher will be responsible for the design and on-going execution of applied R&D projects, including problem identification; development of project plans, methodologies and schedules; proposal writing; workflow monitoring and control; project closeout and the required liaison with relevant stakeholders. The researcher will also provide guidance to students and staff who may be hired to support research projects. Travel within the country will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Faculty Researcher will have a strong background in geology, knowledge of hyperspectral analysis (imaging or point spectroscopy) of geological materials, knowledge of mineralogy, and mineral chemistry. Well-developed oral and written communication, team building, and project management skills, combined with the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, are essential. It is also vital that candidates have a clear understanding of the unique role Canadian colleges play in support of Canada's innovation ecosystem.

The required knowledge and skills would normally be acquired through completion of at least a Master's degree in Earth Sciences (preferably in mineral resources or economic geology), supplemented with recent, relevant industry experience. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with College of the North Atlantic Faculty Collective Agreement.

College of the North Atlantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent Certificate of Conduct.

Please apply online complete with resume at www.cna.nl.ca/careers. Verification of credentials and the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current supervisor, will be required as part of the interview process.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they meet all of the required qualifications. Failure to do so may result in a candidate being screened out of the competition.

For questions regarding this job opening, please contact Iris Phillips, Human Resources Consultant at iris.phillips@cna.nl.ca or by phone at (709) 466-0254.

published: 27 October 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.