The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is undertaking a study of gold mineralisation in the Tanzanian craton in conjunction with a major mining company. The project will assess regional and local controls on the distribution of gold, and make mine to regional scale prospectivity analyses. The project will involve geological mapping, core logging, petrography, structural and metamorphic analysis, geochronology, geochemistry and geophysics. The key requirements of this position will be mapping at scales ranging from regional to outcrop, core logging, and integration of geological data. The majority of time will be spent on fieldwork in Tanzania, where the incumbent will represent JCU on the project team led by the Mining Company’s Exploration Manager, with periodic visits to Townsville for laboratory analysis and writing/presentation of results.
-A PhD in a relevant sub discipline of geology; – A demonstrated ability to map in deformed, metamorphic rocks; -Ability to work as a professional member of a team; -Experience and/or knowledge of hydrothermal mineralisation.