Graduate Physicist

//Graduate Physicist
Graduate Physicist2018-04-25T12:52:00+00:00

Applicants will not be considered unless they submit a cover letter, a CV and a summary of how they meet the essential and desirable skills and competencies listed below.

Applications and any enquiries about the position should be emailed to

Only Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents are eligible to apply for this position.

We are seeking a smart and enthusiastic Graduate Physicist to join Chrysos Corporation, a new start-up company developing innovative assay technologies for the exploration, mining and mineral processing industries. The successful applicant will have excelled in their university studies and be keen to apply their knowledge and skills in a fast-moving commercial environment.

The ChrysosTM PhotonAssay technology, originally developed by and licenced from the CSIRO, uses high-power X-rays to rapidly measure gold and other metals in mineral ores. Chrysos Corporation has attracted significant financial investment to fast-track the development of a family of systems for laboratory and field use. We aim to replace conventional, chemistry-based analysis methods such as fire-assay in minerals applications around the world.

The successful applicant will help with all aspects of the set-up, calibration, design and testing of X-ray instrumentation for Chrysos’ current and next-generation products. The role will include significant travel opportunities, both within Australia and overseas.


  1. Support the testing, installation, commissioning and calibration of Chrysos’ radiation detectors, electronics and software.
  2. Help to develop new tools to support service engineers working on Chrysos’ field installations.
  3. Provide practical assistance in the set-up and commissioning of new products.
  4. Assist with the writing of product documentation and manuals.
  5. Contribute to a culture that values collaboration, technical excellence and on-going staff learning and development.
  6. Support the development of a strong OH&S culture.

Skills and Competencies


  1. A tertiary qualification in physics, medical physics or a closely related discipline.
  2. A demonstrated interest in applying academic knowledge to solving practical, real-world problems.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Able and willing to travel and work within Australia and overseas, including at remote locations such as mine sites, to support product commissioning and testing.


  1. Basic familiarity with radiation sources, detectors, and practical aspects of radiation safety.
  2. Experience using computer software such as Python, Matlab, R or similar for scripting, plotting and data analysis.
  3. Familiarity with basic electronics testing and trouble-shooting, including use of tools such as oscilloscopes, signal generators and multi-meters.
  4. Familiarity with office productivity software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Personal attributes:

  1. Attention to detail and highly organised.
  2. Meets deadlines for delivering results.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, including collaboration with people from different technical disciplines.
  4. Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks, including those both ‘above’ and ‘below’ the designated role.


  • Report directly to Chrysos’ Physicist/Software Engineer.
  • Collaborate with members of the technical development team, including the Product Manager, engineers and scientists.
  • Engage with Chrysos suppliers and sub-contractors during design, installation, commissioning and on-going support phases of the product life-cycle.
  • Interactions with Chrysos customers during installation and commissioning of new products.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Superannuation 9.5%
  • Participation in employee share ownership program