ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Physical Sciences

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Aug 2020

Job no:504485
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $94,588 per annum and employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed-term position available for 2.5 years

Resolve the origins of a new style of rare earth element mineralisation and it's importance to Australia’s critical minerals resource potential

This exciting position is funded through an ARC research project to examine Australia’s rare earth element ore potential. We are seeking to appoint an accomplished Earth scientist to undertake geological research on the origins and exploration potential of unconformity-related heavy rare earth element mineralisation of central Australia.  

The successful applicant will join a newly-established and growing Critical Minerals Research Centre within the Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Adelaide. The research work will involve close collaboration with scientists from academia, government and industry partners.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Geology, or a related field.
  • A commitment to research excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology or ore geology, with a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals.
  • A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Expertise in acquisition and interpretation of geo-analytical data.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 30 August 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Carl Spandler
School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 33870

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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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.


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