Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Target Generation from Magnetic Data - CSIRO - EducationCareer

First listed on: 25 September 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Target Generation from Magnetic Data

The Opportunity
  • Work with world-class researchers to solve Australia's biggest challenges
  • Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship on offer - kickstart your research career
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists who have completed their doctorate and have less than six years’ relevant postdoctoral work experience by the end of their fellowship. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

Australia’s future mineral, energy and water resources will come from greater depths in the onshore regions and from deep offshore plays. Our ability to find, define and exploit mineral resources is limited by a deep and complex regolith that covers about 80% of the Australian land mass.

The science of Deep Earth Imaging will help us to more precisely image and understand the significance of subsurface rock properties, which in turn will unlock the resource potential of this vast and relatively under-explored continent.

As a part of this science effort, we seek an outstanding early career researcher with experience in processing magnetic data for the generation of exploration targets. We are particularly interested in experience with developing techniques that account for the influence of remanent magnetisation.

Your duties will include

•    Under the direction of a senior research scientist, the successful candidate will conduct innovative research aligned with the goals of Deep Earth Imaging that ideally leads to novel and important scientific outcomes around:

  •  The use of magnetic data for the generation of exploration targets in complex settings; and
  •   The development of magnetic data processing workflows in the presence of a remanent magnetisation.

•    Engage and collaborate with the magnetic specialist community in Australia and overseas.
•    Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and intellectual property.
•    Produce quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, presentation to clients, and/or applications for patents.
•    Prepare and present conference papers as agreed with the Team Leader (Advanced Inversion Methods).
•    Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research.
•    Contribute to the effective functioning of the Deep Earth Imaging research team and help deliver to CSIRO’s organisational objectives, plans and strategies.

Location: Kensington, WA
Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term from 5/12/2019 until 14/1/2021
Reference: 63333

To be successful you will need
  • A doctorate in mathematical geophysics or relevant discipline with a proven ability to implement geophysical workflows for magnetic data.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 6 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience by the end of your term.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing approaches to improve the processing of magnetic data in the presence of remanent magnetisation.
  • Proven experience with using magnetic data to generate exploration targets.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in scientific programming.
  • High quality written and oral communication skills achieved through high-level reporting, publication, and presentation.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Motivation and self-discipline to conduct independent research.
  • A proven track record of science innovation and creativity with the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigation.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

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At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 23rd, October 2019