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Research Officer - Hydrogeology

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Area:Sustainable Minerals Institute
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($92,142.74 - $109,419.20)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

Sustainable Minerals Institute

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry

The Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) forms part of the Environment Centres within The Sustainable Minerals Institute and conducts research towards achieving sustainable water management in the mining industry. We aim to develop key technologies for the measurement, monitoring and modelling of water in the context of mine operations, their surrounding environments and regional communities.

Information about CWiMi may be accessed on the Centre web site at

This position is placed within the Regional Water and Land Resources Program. The Program conducts research and training on water and land management from site to regional scales, covering four areas of research:

  • Mine site hydrology and landscapes. Regional water and land resources.
  • Water accounting and reporting, and the socio-economic dimensions of water management. Regional planning tools.

The role

The Research Officer - Hydrogeology will play a key coordination role in a project that will bring together the latest scientific research regarding the structure and connectivity of aquifers in the Surat Basin (within the Great Artesian Basin). This project involves collaboration with a range of research institutions and government agencies to prepare a major publication (special edition journal or book), featuring the findings of key groundwater and geology research undertaken since 2006. In addition, the role will coordinate delivery of a multi-channel public communication strategy designed to communicate the new scientific understandings and concepts to the community. The successful candidate will also manage the project reporting requirements for the relevant funding bodies (UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas and National Energy Resources Australia).

The person

Applicants should possess a Masters or a PhD in  in hydrogeology, hydrogeological science, water resource management or related discipline. An understanding of a broad range of hydrogeology subject areas and the ability to develop knowledge of new topics is essential. In addition, proven experience in developing innovative information materials to explain complex scientific processes is required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time or part-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Research Level A or B.  Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and academic achievements. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,415 p.a.) at Academic Research Level A and $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,806 - $128,020 p.a.) at Academic Research Level B. 

Position Description

504331_3041796_Research Officer_Hydrogeology.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Helen Schultz on +61 7 334 63007 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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