Principal Research Fellow - Geology (Internal Applicants Only)
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Area:Sustainable Minerals Institute
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level D ($146,824.75 - $161,756.46)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) is a
world-leading research institute integrating the expertise of technical,
environmental and social specialists to deliver responsible resource
development across the life of mine. We are dedicated to finding knowledge-
based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals
industry, and training the next generation of industry leaders.
Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's web site at
https:// www. uq.edu.au/smi.
The W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC) has a reputation
for practical innovation and leadership in deep mine development and
operation. With a diverse range of mining and 'geo' expertise, the Centre is
focused on delivering industrial research solutions for active and future
mines. It does this by developing new and improved methods for ore extraction
and enhancing total deposit knowledge and predictive understanding of ore
About This Opportunity
The Principal Research Fellow – Geology is to undertake a research role in the
development and application of geological models to aid in effective
exploration and downstream mineral processing, from deposit to regional scale.
The position will play an integral role in the ongoing research activities of
the SMI-BRC Geology Program, which is aimed at bringing world-class geological
insights to every stage in the path from exploration to mining to mineral
processing. They will also be required to implement research that takes into
account the development agenda as set by SMI-BRC including aspects of
innovative mining based on enhanced deposit knowledge.
For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Position
This position is located at our University Mine, Indooroopilly.
Our Ideal Candidate
The successful incumbent will possess a PhD in a relevant discipline combined
with at least 10 years demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of structural
geology, mineral deposits and innovative data integration. They will also
display a significant contribution to research as evidenced by their
successful external grant applications and established international
reputation in their discipline. Their excellent stakeholder management and
interpersonal skills will assist them to establish effective relationships to
promote the insights of the BRC to the wider university, government and
industry bodies. In addition, they will demonstrate their ability to secure
funding for a wide range of projects and activities.
It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to
provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable
This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or
continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal
and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this
appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from
those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion
webpage contains further information if you require additional support.
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What We Can Offer
This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic Research Level D until 31
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $146,824.75 -
$161,756.46, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the
range $171,784.96 - $189,255.06.
You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave
loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private
health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland's
Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
516173 Principal Research Fellow - Geology.pdf
To discuss this role please contact Professor Rick Valenta.
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Want to Apply?
To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants
must supply the following documents:
Cover letter addressing key Selection Criteria
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be
considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the
job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including
direct email will not be accepted.
Advertised: 07 Sep 2021
Applications close: 15 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time