- Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as physics, analytical chemistry, x-ray imaging or similar?
- Develop new analytical methods using our world-class research infrastructure
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with our team of physicists, engineers, data scientists and geologists to develop new analytical methods using our world-class research infrastructure. As a member of the Discovery Program in CSIRO Mineral Resources, you will focus on expanding the capabilities of the Maia Mapper instrument, developed for rapid, high-definition X-ray fluorescence analysis of large geological samples. The Maia Mapper incorporates a high brightness X-ray source and Maia array detector both of which provide unexplored potential for new types of analysis. You will use your background in in X-ray microanalysis or instrument physics to explore what new geological information can be gained from exploiting the large solid angle of the detector, array detector, high X-ray fluxes and event mode scanning provided by this unique instrument. Additionally, the large repository of existing XRF maps with correlative microanalysis datasets will offer a testbed for machine learning and other data analytics approaches as a further avenue of research.
As a CERC Postdoctoral Fellow you will be supported by our world-leading team and use your own individual experiences and ideas to advance your research agenda within the scope outlined above. You will work closely with the Maia Mapper users to develop useful tools that aid research in exploration and orebody knowledge, building collaborative networks both inside and outside of CSIRO.
You will have access to flexible work options, travel, and multiple leave options including paid maternity and parental leave and will have access to world-class facilities based at local universities where CSIRO has collaborative arrangements in place, and at other CSIRO sites across Australia.