Also known as: Geoscientist. It is a sub-branch of Geology & looks at chemistry, crystal structure, & physical (incl. optical) properties of minerals.
Explore specific areas of the Earth to determine its structure and the types of rocks or minerals that exist.
- Study rock core, cuttings and samples;
- Study geostatics and sampling theory;
- Undertake ground magnetic and gravity surveys;
- Examine specimens in the lab using optical, x-ray, electron microscopes;
- Assist in determining the economics of extraction;
- Advise on geological suitability for structures;
- Contribute to environmental assessments;
- Use computers to integrate and interpret data;
- Prepare mathematical models to describe processes and predict future situations;
- Prepare geological reports; and
- Supervise and coordinate the work of field officers.
- Is interested in technical and engineering work, maths, earth. sciences, chemistry;
- Likes to think spatially.
- Can prepare accurate records and reports;
- Has good oral and written communication skills;
- Likes to work outdoors in a range of environments which may include remote locations; and
- Likes problem solving and analytical thinking.
$70,000 - $130,000