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QCoal Foundation scholarships open for applications

QCoal Foundation Scholarships at James Cook University are open for applications.  

The QCoal Foundation supports initiatives that are focused on health, liveability and education in rural and remote Queensland communities. In particular, the Foundation is helping provide a pathway for rural and remote students to attend university, and has partnered with JCU to provide the scholarship.

Recipients will receive $10,000 each year to help them through three years of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who completed Year 12 within two years prior to studying at JCU and preference will be given to geology or science (excluding marine biology) students.

Applications close on 31 January, 2017.

Find out more here.

FUTORES II, 4-7 June 2017, Townsville Qld

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FUTORES II (Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability) will be held in tropical Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 4-7 June 2017. The conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, and metallogenesis, new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration, including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover, and future trends in the resources industry. The  FUTORES II conference will have a similar format to the inaugural and highly successful FUTORES conference held in 2013. The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University is proud to host this event and we welcome academic colleagues, industry and government geologists, and students to this inspiring and exciting conference.

Plenary Speaker
Richard Sillitoe: Exploration in and under lithocaps

Click here for the conference First Circular which provides details of the conference themes and abstract submission.

Registration will open in January 2017.  Early Bird registration will be available until 31 March 2017.

Email FUTORES2@jcu.edu.au with any questions regarding the conference.

Visit the conference web site www.jcu.edu.au/futores

 

Postdoctoral Positions at James Cook University

EGRU (Economic Geology Research Unit) at James Cook University, Townsville, is looking for 3 postdoctoral research fellows.

Two highly motivated postdoctoral Research Fellows  are sought to investigate the mineralisation and alteration, magma fertility, petrogenesis/geodynamic setting, and mineral prospectivity of the northern Bowen Basin / southern part of the Kennedy Igneous belt in NE Queensland. The postdoctoral researcher will engage with a multidisciplinary earth science team from academia, government and industry, and will work with a range of regional and local datasets; some of which are to be acquired through the course of the project using a wide range of analytical methods. The appointment is full-time for a fixed term of 3 years (Research) subject to a probationary period. The post will be based in Townsville.

The third position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Fellow to carry out regional-scale alteration mapping using remote sensing spectral techniques, build up and maintain GIS databases, provide GIS support to the team, and conduct GIS-based geochemistry data analysis and prospectivity analysis of the Kennedy Igneous Association in NE Queensland. The postdoctoral researcher will engage with a multidisciplinary earth science team from academia, government and industry, and will work with a range of regional and local datasets. The appointment is full-time for a fixed term of 3 years (Research) subject to a probationary period. The post will be based in Townsville.

Applications for the three positions close 15 July 2014

Position descriptions for the three positions are available by following these links.

Post Doc Fellow – 1  Mineral prospectivity

Post Doc Fellow – 2  Mineral prospectivity

Post Doc Fellow – 3  GIS