First listed on: 29 August 2018

Diffraction Scientist 

  • Do you have experience in collecting & analysing X-ray diffraction data?
  • Help deliver impact to research projects through high-quality analytical science!
  • Join CSIRO Mineral Resources and make a difference

The Position

CSIRO is seeking an experienced Diffraction Scientist to join the Mineral Resources Characterisation Program’s Diffraction Laboratory. You will be driving the application and development of high-level analytical science to deliver diffraction-based characterisation in a range of mineral and materials contexts.

Your duties will include:

  • Deliver diffraction-based characterisation services to internal and external customers.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of a dynamic diffraction laboratory and to the development of new diffraction-based capability.
  • Communicating the outcomes of:
    • Consulting/service work through customer reports.
    • Project and/or research work through publications in relevant scientific journals, and through the presentation of results at conferences.
  • Contributing to the business development activities of the Diffraction Laboratory

Location:          Melbourne (Clayton) VIC
Salary:              $82k to $93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:             Specified term of 3 years
Job reference:  58302

To be successful, you will need:

  • A relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree or equivalent experience in Minerals/Minerals Processing, Geology/Geochemistry, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Materials Science/Engineering or Chemistry.
  • A history of undertaking applied research related to minerals and materials characterisation.
  • Experience in the collection and analysis, for phase identification and phase quantification, of powder X-ray diffraction data.
  • The ability to perform in-situ diffraction experimentation, including implementation of sample reaction vessels for in-situ diffraction experiments, as well as the collection and analysis of data.
  • To be able to work effectively within project teams, and to liaise with customers and/or colleagues to establish their characterisation requirements and ensure customer satisfaction.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description

About CSIRO                 

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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  Please load one document containing your CV and cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the role (Maximum 2 MB). You will also be required to respond to some screening questions. 

Applications close: Sunday, 16th September 2018

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