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Diffraction Scientist

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  • Are you proficient in diffraction-based characterisation?
  • Join a team providing high quality analytical science
  • Further your applied research experience in materials and minerals characterisation

The Position

This position requires an experienced Experimental Scientist to deliver advanced diffraction-based characterisation in a range of mineral and materials contexts. The successful applicant will be a member of the CSIRO Mineral Resources Characterisation Program’s Diffraction Laboratory, and will drive the application and development of high-level analytical science.

Specifically you will:

  • Deliver diffraction-based characterisation services to internal and external customers.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a dynamic diffraction laboratory, as well as contribute to the development of new diffraction-based capability (in-situ diffraction capability, and pair distribution function (PDF) analysis, in particular).
  • Be involved in CSIRO Research Project teams and deliver impact to research projects through high quality analytical science.
  • Communicate the outcomes of consulting/service work through customer reports.
  • Contribute to maintaining local and international profile of the Diffraction Laboratory by communicating the outcomes of project and/or research work through publications in relevant scientific journals, and through presentation of results at conferences.
  • Contribute to the business development activities of the Diffraction Laboratory through identification of new avenues of business, customer/stakeholder interactions, preparation of proposals and design, execution and delivery of work programs.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.

Location:     Clayton, VIC

Salary:         AU $78k - $88k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:        Specified term of 3 years

Reference:   44661

To be successful you will need:

  •  Demonstrated experience in applied research related to minerals and materials characterisation.
  •  Strong experience in the collection and analysis, for phase identification and 

 phase quantification, of powder X-ray diffraction data.

  •  Strong experience in in-situ diffraction experimentation, including i) implementation of sample 

 reaction vessels for in-situ diffraction experiments, ii) configuration of
 diffraction instrumentation based on sample and reaction vessel requirements, as well as iii) the
 collection and analysis of data.

  •  Experience in diffraction data collection and modelling for Pair Distribution
  •  Function (PDF) analysis of mineral and/or materials samples.
  •  Experience in the analysis and interpretation of diffraction data collected at synchrotron and

 neutron scattering facilities.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

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! CSIRO Balance

CSIRO Mineral Resources

CSIRO Mineral Resources works with industry to grow Australia’s resource base, increase productivity and drive environmental performance. We also provide critical scientific analysis that underpins a growing national dialogue on how resources impact society and the environment.

Find out more: http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/MRF

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   

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

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 27th August 2017

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