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Newcrest Funded Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:508956
Area:Sustainable Minerals Institute
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

One of UQ’s eight research institutes, the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) consists of some 200 staff and postgraduate students covering the areas of mining and geology, mineral processing, environment and rehabilitation, social responsibility, safety and risk, water and unconventional gas. SMI is industry-focused and consequently works with many leading global resources companies and many small-medium enterprises and suppliers. SMI interacts strongly with governments and community. A priority for SMI is the development of talent and providing an environment for successful and rewarding careers.

SMI was founded in 2001 and since its inception has established a reputation as a unique institution for integrated sustainable development research in the resource sector. SMI is a truly global institute with staff and students from around the world. SMI’s people are also diverse in their discipline backgrounds, which range across disciplines including anthropology, geology, soil science, sociology, hydrology, environmental science, engineering and mine management.

Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

JKMRC is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation, located at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, approximately 7 km from the main University of Queensland campus. It was established in 1970, and now forms part of the University's Sustainable Minerals Institute.

Newcrest Mining Ltd

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as well as one of the world's largest gold mining companies with operating mines in Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.  

Newcrest Mining Limited and the University of Queensland have recently signed a partnership agreement that paves the way for long-term education, training and research activities.  The agreement aims to foster the long-standing relationship between the two organisations and strengthen skills in support of Newcrest’s strategic pillars: safety and sustainability; people; operating performance; technology and innovation; and, profitable growth.

About This Opportunity

Newcrest Mining Ltd. have agreed to fund a full time research position based at the SMI-JKMRC. This position would help to administer and be involved in Newcrest sponsored research projects and play a key role in facilitating technology transfer of research outcomes to Newcrest operational sites.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful appointee will have extensive experience in a field relevant to mineral processing.  This will be complemented by the appointee holding a PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of relevant Industry experience and/or training. Moreover, you will be able to demonstrate: a track record of researching to the highest standards; ability to bring research to publication; well-developed verbal and communication skills; strong collaborative skills; and advanced organisational and project management skills.

In addition, experience in supervising (or co-supervising) RHD students as well as developed industry liaisons and professional contacts would be desirable.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 18 months at Research Academic Level A or B (in line with experience and qualification) 

  • Research Academic Level A; the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range from $67,542 - $90,982 plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%  (The total package will be in the range $79,024 - $106,448)
  • Research Academic Level B;the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range from $95,771 - $113,728 plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%  (The total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061)

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 508956_Newcrest Funded Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Lizette Verster

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted. 

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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