Gold Technology Group Manager

Curtin University of Technology
September 21, 2023
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Job Reference: 1047470

Science & Engineering

The incumbent is expected to exhibit exceptional performance and strong leadership skills as the manager of the Gold Technology Group and the leader of the P420 project. The incumbent has an exemplary track record of excellence and be recognized nationally and internationally as an exceptional leader in both the gold mining industry and academia.

This position plays a crucial role in research and consulting activities, making significant, original, and innovative contributions within the Gold Technology Group, which is supported by the Amira P420 project. The AMIRA P420 Gold Processing Project has been a valuable resource for the gold and precious metals industry for over 38 years.

About the role

Duties of your role will include:

  • Lead the research and consulting programs within the Gold Technology Group.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to academic staff in relation to research and HDR
  • Supervision within the school/faculty and university.
  • Provide leadership in the development of research and professional linkages and relationships with the external stakeholders from the gold mining industry.
  • Be an effective advocate for excellence and innovation in the gold mining industry at a national and international level.
  • Provide leadership and foster and promote relationships with professional bodies, industry and affiliated associations, government departments, and the wider community.
  • Undertake demand driven research relevant to the gold mining industry.
  • Produce significant research outputs with publication in high quality journals, or outputs in other creative outlets consistent with a national and international reputation in the gold mining industry and academia.
  • Edit high quality international works or journals.
  • Develop international recognition for research through presenting at major national and international conferences/exhibitions.
  • Undertake supervision of honours, research masters, and research doctoral students.
  • Participate in the delivery of research led educational programs as required by the Head of School.
  • To obtain further information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Mark Buntine, Head of School for WASM: Minerals, Energy, and Chemical Engineering, at the following email address: [email protected].

    About us Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022. Curtin has campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius, and delivers courses through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

    We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Selection Criteria

    Applicants need to consider Curtin's Values and how they apply for the advertised position. Curtin is looking for a demonstrated commitment in their professional and/or personal life to the Values of Curtin.


  • A doctoral qualification in Metallurgical Engineering (or equivalent) and/or relevant industry experience in the gold mining industry.
  • Substantial experience in mineral processing and/or hydrometallurgy that is relevant to the gold mining industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership of research in the gold mining industry and/or academia.
  • An established record of research outputs with publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals, or outputs in other creative outlets relevant to the gold mining industry.
  • Evidence of an established international reputation and profile and a commitment to conducting on-going research in the gold mining industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring of staff in relation to their professional development and extensive experience.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and promote the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures, and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Desirable

  • Demonstrated contribution to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • A significant record of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships relevant to the discipline.
  • Considerable experience and record of successful supervision of HDR students.
  • Applications close: Thursday, 21st September 2023 3PM AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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