Xstrata Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Economic and Exploration Geology, South Africa

This post complements our Masters Programme(s) in Exploration and Economic Geology, one of only a few such programmes worldwide. The Fellowship, designed to strengthen the research cooperation between Rhodes University and the minerals industry, is funded by an endowment donated by Xstrata Minerals

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) qualification and expertise in one or more of the following: igneous mineralogy/petrology, magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE deposits, radiogenic isotope geochemistry (Rb-Sr, SmNd and Re-Os) and mineral exploration in magmatic terrains, Experience in the use of GIS software (particularly ArcGIS), Appropriate publication record in peer reviewed SCI journals, Good oral and written communication skills in English The ability to work as part of a team Previous industry experience is an advantage Less than 5 years since obtaining their Ph.D. strongly preferred

Scholarship Deadline: 31 st October 2011

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