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The Head of Earth Science/Chief Researcher is accountable for leading the Earth Sciences Section of the Museum’s Science, Research and Collections function which comprises mineralogy and palaeontology.  The Head of Earth Science/Chief Researcher has overall responsibility for this collection area, its conservation, access and acquisition.  The incumbent will lead the section’s research activity, grant applications, publication and communication of research findings in the fields of mineralogy and paleontology, while also sourcing external funding for and undertaking their own individual research and publication of findings specific to mineralogy.

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For further enquiries regarding the position please contact Steve Cooper, Head of Biological Science, South Australian Museum on: 08 8313 5575 or email [email protected]

To apply for this position and access a copy of the role statement please visit and quote vacancy number (620/2015).

Applicants are required to address Section B of the Role Statement as well as providing a written Cover Letter and CV including three professional referees.