JOB: research fellowships/assistantships in integrated mine project evaluation
*** THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND: WH BRYAN MINING AND GEOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE
*** QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY: SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
*** THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA: SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Expressions of interest are sought for research fellowships and research assistantships to support full-time research on integrated mining project evaluation in a risk-based framework.
The project is funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC-ORE) and the host universities listed above. Newcrest Mining Pty Ltd and the Quantitative Group Pty Ltd are the project’s industrial partners.
The aim of the project is to construct sophisticated statistical models for complex three-dimensional geometallurgical data; to devise rapid computational sampling schemes for such data; and to use the data to conduct financial evaluation of such projects based on statistical accounting analysis and real options.
Researchers are sought who are interested in one or more of the above topics. Researchers must have strong skills and training in statistics, operations research, mathematics, econometrics, finance, or some other cognisant quantitative discipline. Exposure to, or experience in, the mining industry is strongly desirable.
Positions will be based in Brisbane, Australia, and will be for a non-renewable fixed term of up to three years. Salary will be based on skills and experience, with research fellowships on the Academic Level B scale (AUD78,542.05 to AUD94,834.88) and research assistantships on the HEW 5-6 scale (AUD54,782.54 to AUD69,306.15). Employer superannuation of 17% will be provided in addition. Full-time appointments will be preferred.
It is expected that formal advertisements, listing selection criteria and full descriptions of positions, will be published within a month. In the mean time, expressions of interest – comprising a CV and brief cover letter outlining skills and experience – should be sent to Professor Rodney Wolff (contact details below).
The Universities reserve the right not to make an appointment, and to vary the above details in the formal advertisement.
UQ WHBRC: http://www.brc.uq.edu.au/
Professor Rodney Wolff
W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland
BRISBANE QLD 4072
LOCATION: Room 718, Sir James Foots Building (47A), corner of College Road and Staff House Road, St Lucia Campus
Adjunct Professor, QUT School of Mathematical Sciences