Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts:

*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND GEOSCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS

Post A: Technician – Applied Geology laboratory (2 Posts), Zvishavane Campus

Duties And Responsibilities
Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate must be capable of preparing rock thin sections, polished rock slab, setting up petrological microscopes, calibration of basic laboratory equipment; and maintaining laboratory equipment inventories. The candidate is also expected to assist in organizing field trips, and assist in student placements for Work Related Learning.

Post B: Technician – Geophysics (2 Posts), Zvishavane Campus

Qualifications and experience

A Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and any third subject with O-level English.
Diploma in Technician courses or any Geophysics training is a must.
At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
Duties & Responsibilities

Position will support a wide range of geophysical projects related to environmental cleanup, water resources, geotechnical, and oil & gas related projects.
The candidate must be able to:

Operate borehole geophysical equipment; collect surface geophysical data using EM31, EM61, magnetometer, seismic, electrical resistivity imaging, ground penetrating radar (GPR), radio detection utility locating tools, and gravity and verify field data.
Operate differential global positioning system equipment.
Perform soil and groundwater sampling and other environmental field work;
Prepare field sketch maps showing survey locations; maintain log book and data sheets indicating data collected acquisition parameters, and field observations; review and apply appropriate geophysical standards in implementing a designed geophysical survey; and interface with office and other field staff during and following completion of geophysical surveys.
Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following;

Preparing practicals for students
Carrying out pre-run of experiments
Management and maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments
Assisting in research and consultancy.

Qualifications And Experience
A-level passes in Physical Sciences
Diploma/HND in Technician Course or first degree in Earth Sciences and at least one year postgraduate experience in geological and rock samples preparation; and laboratory work.
Relevant industry and research experience are highly valued.
Knowledge of IT and possession of a Driver’s Licence will be added advantages.

How To Apply
APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit six sets of applications , certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification and Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full names, date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details , names and addresses of three referees addressed to:

The Deputy Registrar – Human Resource

Midlands State University

P Bag 9055

Gweru

Closing date for applications is 15 March 2020. Note that only short- listed candidates will be communicated to.