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Research Assistant

Are you a recent graduate/post graduate aiming to work in the minerals exploration sector? Do you have the experience, skills and drive to contribute to novel research into gold mineralization in British Columbia? This project is funded by ‘Geosciences BC’ and provides an excellent platform for networking and finding future employment in this sector. 

The Ores and Mineralization Group in the School of Earth and Environment has gained research funding from Geoscience BC, Canada to compile an Atlas of gold compositions in the Province. The aim of the project is to provide a database which forms a novel resource for future gold and copper exploration. The funding includes a 7 month fixed term post for a research assistant to undertake the analytical component of the project and contribute to project development. 

You will have a demonstrable interest in economic geology, evidenced by experiences in your undergraduate, postgraduate or industrial background and will be seeking to further your career in this sector. The role provides an unrivalled opportunity to gain develop a detailed understanding of gold – bearing mineralization in British Columbia, currently an area of active exploration. You will gain experience of writing interim project reports and will present a poster at the Vancouver Exploration Roundup at the end of your term. Attendance at this conference provides a superb platform for networking in an industry in which you will have unique expertise. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Rob Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Mineral Exploration

Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 3190, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Due to funding limitations the post can only be appointed at no higher than spine point 27 -£30,395 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - This post is open to job share and flexible working
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 7 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 24 June 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 04 July 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1341
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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