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Critical skills for critical minerals

Join Team CSIRO to find, develop, mine and process critical minerals resources essential for the global transition to renewable energy, to grow our Australian economy and infrastructure in a more sustainable way

We need early to mid-career researchers in science and engineering who are passionate about creating pathways and solutions for the global energy transition, whilst reducing industrial carbon emissions in the minerals industry itself. Our critical minerals programs tackle Australian challenges in collaboration with local and overseas partners. Together, we are focussed on:

  • new ways to discover valuable critical minerals resources
  • the responsible mining and processing of critical minerals
  • sustainable benefits for local communities near operations
  • increasing the reliability and decarbonisation of critical minerals supply chains
  • powering our regions and cities with affordable and reliable renewable energy.

You may have experience in or studied geoscience (e.g. mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, geophysics, geometallurgy), geomatics, engineering (e.g. mining, civil, chemical, software), metallurgy, physics, chemistry or data science. These skills will help fuel our multidisciplinary teams to solve the following challenges:

  • exploring for new resources through cover
  • developing better ways to sort or mine ore
  • efficiently extracting minerals/metals from complex ores, while reducing waste streams.

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