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- Work closely with industry
- Publish research findings in high quality scientific literature
- Work in CSIRO labs and other mineral processing sites in Australia and overseas
CSIRO Process Science and Engineering (CPSE) is seeking to appoint a researcher to join an internationally recognised multi-disciplinary team working in the area of solid-liquid separation. The team deals primarily with the processes involved in gravity thickening, but the appointee will have the opportunity to work on other dewatering issues (e.g. filtration, paste disposal, rheology). This will involve both fundamental and applied research, from laboratory studies through to plant optimisations. While the gravity thickening research focuses mainly on the hydrometallurgical and mineral processing unit operations, the appointee will also be expected to explore potential opportunities in other applications.
The position is based at the Australian Minerals Research Centre in Perth, Western Australia and is offered across two salary levels. For appointment at the higher salary level (CSOF6) candidates will need to demonstrate extensive relevant scientific/industrial experience, plus higher level management and leadership capability. For the latter, this includes experience setting up and maintaining work teams, effective management of performance and resources, choosing appropriate management strategies to maintain high levels of motivation and productivity, supporting staff development and providing direction. High level competency in areas such as communication, judgement, independence and adaptability are also key requirements for appointment at the higher level (for further information follow the "Position Details" link below).
The successful candidate may occasionally be required to conduct research activities at mine sites both in Australia and overseas, so a willingness and ability to undertake such activity will be well regarded.
Specifically you will:
- explore opportunities for the development of new or expanded capabilities and linkages;
- develop and manage project proposals;
- develop effective working relationships with key industry contacts;
- assist in maintaining a safe, healthy and discrimination-free work environment;
- remain up-to-date on relevant industry and scientific developments;
- take the lead in the preparation and delivery of scientific publications and reports;
- work in a supportive and collaborative way within existing teams, both in a laboratory environment and also for periods at mineral processing sites within Australia and overseas.
Location: Waterford (Perth) Western Australia
Salary: $89K - $96K plus up to 15.4% superannuation (CSOF5)
$102K - $120K plus up to 15.4% superannuation (CSOF6)
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: WA12/02819
To be considered you will have a PhD in chemistry, mathematics, metallurgy or chemical engineering, or equivalent experience.
You will also have:
- background/skills in one or more areas of relevance to solid-liquid separation;
- the ability to solve problems through designing, undertaking and interpreting experimental work;
- interpersonal skills suited to interaction with other members of the research team, other researchers and industry contacts;
- the ability to communicate research findings orally and in writing;
- the ability to efficiently and effectively manage time and resources.
Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.
CSIRO prefers all applications to be lodged via our Online Careers Portal – www.csiro.au/careers. Choose “Positions Vacant” and search for Reference Number WA12/02819
Applications close Thursday 20 September, 2012 (11:30pm Perth time)