Postdoctoral Research Geologist wanted at The University of Adelaide, Australia to research basin-hosted mineral systems in northern Australia

This is a 3 year fixed term project with the Tectonics and Earth Systems (TES) to research collaboratively with government industry and academic partners into the evolution of the greater McArthur Basin of northern Australia with a focus on understanding its potential for sedimentary-hosted mineral deposits.

A fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in an Australian Research Council funded collaborative project between the University of Adelaide, NT Geological Survey, Teck Australia Pty Ltd. ("Teck") and BHP Metals Exploration Australia.

Work in the School of Physical Sciences to study the greater McArthur basin of Northern Australia.

We are seeking a team-player who approaches research in a collaborative manner and who has expertise in basin-geoscience that they enthusiastic to share and to teach.

The successful candidate will be an earth scientist with expertise in one or more of sedimentary geology, geochronology, sedimentary and/or hydrothermal geochemistry, ore geology, Proterozoic earth systems

The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Earth Sciences and report to Prof Alan Collins and have the opportunity to be involved with teaching (especially field-teaching) and their role will include project development and co-supervision of Honours and postgraduate students

To be successful you will need:

  1. Demonstrated research capability in the broad area of mineral system geology, with demonstrated application of at least one of the following: sedimentary geology, geochronology, sedimentary geochemistry, hydrothermal geochemistry, ore geology, Proterozoic earth systems.
  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and critically analyse data, in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  3. Track record of publication of research results.
  4. Experience in manipulating data using data analytical techniques would be advantageous.
  5. Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with professional and industry bodies, government and members of the community.

The successful applicant will have obtained a PhD or equivalent in an area of Earth Sciences and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For further details, selection criteria and information about applying, please go to

Applications close 11:55pm, 26 June 2022 [Central Australian Standard Time].

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Alan Collins
Dept of Earth Sciences, School of Physical Sciences

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

posted: 25 May 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.