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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2020
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    As a global and diversified mining business, we use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and mine, process, move and market our products to customers around the world. For almost 100 years, we have been mining the minerals that society needs to develop and prosper. We provide our investors with a balanced portfolio of oppo...
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    Principal Geochemist


    • We are looking for a Principal Geochemist to join our GDG function to develop and apply world class geochemistry methods, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, in support of the discovery, definition and exploitation of superior value mineral resources.

    Please note this is an Open Location position and able to work remotely.

    Key Responsibilities: 


    • Developing and applying basic, advanced and leading practice techniques for exploration geochemistry to drive successful discovery.
    • Advancing the application of geochemistry at mine sites in support of geometallurgy and ore control to help maximize cash flow.
    • Ensuring best practice application of sampling, laboratory analysis, QA/QC and geochemical data management as part of technical risk control.
    • Mentoring of Regional Geochemists, and training and supporting project and mine geologists in the science and application of geochemistry.


    • A degree in Geoscience, and post graduate degree with a strong geochemistry component. 

    Knowledge and Technical Skills: 

    • Proven track record of relevant practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity
    • Deep knowledge and high level skills in the science of applied geochemistry.
    • Good knowledge of relevant mineral systems and their geochemistry (eg. PCD, magmatic Ni-PGE, and sediment hosted base metals.
    • High level of numeracy applied to geochemical modelling and advanced multi-variate statistics and/or machine learning skills using geochemical data for problem solving.
    • Good familiarity with spectral data and integration of this with geochemical, mineralogical and other data.
    • Depth of global experience, working in a wide range of geological terrains and surface environments
    • Track record of ideas generation, and translating these into practical initiatives and implementing.
    • Integrate geochemistry with other disciplines across the business and life of mining cycle and build effective near and long term business cases for geochemical initiatives.
    • Ability to inspire, influence, mentor and teach.
    • Support in the planning, coordination and prioritization of people resources with and across multiple stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of results and recommendations.
    • A strong commitment to safety.

    Method of Application

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