Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow - Exploration Geophysics

Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
$99,530 – $140,416 plus 17% superannuation
Jun 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
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Together, we can make tomorrow better

WA School of Mines - Minerals, Energy & Chemical Engineering

3 years fixed term, full time 
$99,530 – $140,416 plus 17% superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with the main campus in Perth, Australia and well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Exploration geophysics research team at Curtin specialises in development of a range of geophysical technologies to in subsurface characterisation and monitoring, with a focus on CO2 geosequestration, groundwater management, oil & gas, mining and coal applications.


Your new role

As a collaborative researcher in the field of exploration geophysics, you will:

  • Contribute to research output as part of the research group.
  • Participate in applications for competitive funding.
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Publish/exhibit in high quality journals/outlets (often in collaboration with colleagues) in manner consistent with disciplinary practice.


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You will bring to the role

  • PhD in Geophysics or related field.
  • Expertise and experience in developing algorithms for processing, imaging or inversion of seismic data.
  • Experience, willingness and ability to participate in field acquisition of land and/or downhole seismic data.
  • Expertise in programming using Matlab; C/C++ experience is a plus.
  • A record of excellence in geophysical research as demonstrated by publications in scientific journals and presentations at international conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a research team and with fellow professionals and support staff to further the effectiveness of the team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills with respect to the preparation of research proposals, scientific papers, presentations and reports, and well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Experience in student/junior staff supervision or mentoring.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.


If you possess a versatile background with a can-do attitude and thrive in a collaborative research environment then we would like to hear from you.


What we offer you

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers exciting career paths and trajectories including

  • Conducting innovative work that make real-world differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners
  • International recognition

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, a relocation allowance, generous superannuation, salary-packaging arrangements including childcare, and the potential to support dual-career arrangements.

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What we need from you

A statement of no more than 500 words addressing all the criteria listed in the “You will bring to the role” in a Word Document or PDF attachment in addition to a comprehensive CV that includes a list of your publications.


Applications close: 5 pm, 18 August 2019


Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

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