First listed on: 19 November 2018

Research Technician

  • Have you worked in a research project team before?
  • Do you have an interest in the future of Australian Minerals?
  • Join the Mineral Resources Research Projects team!

The Mineral Resources Business Unit within CSIRO seeks a Research Technician to join their team. This role sits within a program with a broad range of chemical and physical analytical responsibilities.

You will initially work as part of the sample preparation team, preparing cores and rock samples for analysis by advanced characterisation techniques. Your responsibilities will include core drilling, mounting and polishing samples and preparing thin sections. As a Research Technician on this team, you will need to be prepared to engage in a combination of repetitive work and more complex analytical work.

The role would ideally suit a person with a good background in the physical sciences: geology, physics or chemistry. There exists flexibility within the role for you to use or develop your own skills and expertise to contribute to the analysis of the prepared specimens. Movement of roles within the team is encouraged.

Your duties will include

  • Work as part of a team to provide high level, custom, sample preparation
  • Assist with drill core logging and analysis of samples
  • Support lab teams to collect data and report results to project teams
  • Work as part of geoscience drill core team to collect, prepare and analyse samples.

Location:       Perth (Kensington) WA
Tenure:          Specified Term of 3 years
Salary:           $62K – 79K + up to 15.4% Superannuation
Reference:    59268

To be successful you will need

  • A tertiary qualification in laboratory techniques or equivalent minimum.
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and courteous manner, both orally and in writing, offering factual information supported by proven data, and providing appropriate feedback when required.
  • The ability to deliver assigned research project objectives within a specified timeframe whilst working under the broad direction of a supervisor.
  • The ability to plan laboratory workflows and use experimental apparatus or instrumentation
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, and carry out tasks under general direction from Scientific Researchers.
  • The ability to reliably complete repetitive tasks balanced with more complex procedures.

For more information please view the Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance


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. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 28th November

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