Geophysicist Jobs in Australia

Geophysicist - If your profession is Geophysicist in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 234412 then you are currently in demand by employers in Australia.

Geophysicist is listed on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

As the occupation features on the MLTSSL as an occupation in demand in Australia, it is possible to apply for any of the visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.

Visas in this category include the Skilled Independent 189, the Skilled Nominated 190 or the 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visas. In addition there is also the opportunity of applying for a number of employer sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment.

Please complete an online assessment to determine your eligibility, and to discuss the options with a consultant.

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Geophysicist

Studies the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locates minerals, petroleum or ground water, and detects, monitors and forecasts seismic, magnetic, electrical, geothermal and oceanographic activity.

Tasks:

  • conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and other mineral scientists and engineers
  • preparing and supervising the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers
  • conducting studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth's crust and the minerals contained in it
  • studying and dating fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications
  • studying the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth's surface and sea beds
  • carrying out exploration to determine the resources present by sampling, examining and analysing geological specimens, rock cores, cuttings and samples using optical, chemical, electronic and mechanical techniques
  • conducting surveys of variations in the earth's gravitational and magnetic fields to determine its physical features
  • investigating the propagation of seismic waves to determine the structure and stability of the earth's mantle and crust
  • studying the causes of earthquakes and other stress states of the earth's crust
  • performing laboratory and field studies, and aerial, ground and drill hole surveys

Specialisations:

  • Physical Oceanographer
  • Seismologist

Minimum Requirements:

  • No data exists

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