Mineralogy Scientist

Minimum MSc (Physics)

Preferably minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Mineralogist is expected to perform include:

Examining, analyzing and classifying minerals to determine their composition and internal structure

Conducting microscopic, X-ray, spectroscopic and other examinations of minerals to determine their composition

Performing chemical analysis of minerals

Rendering advice on economic exploitation of mineral deposits

Skilled in using microscopes, mapping software, compasses, picks and rock hammers or chisels

Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo

Knowledge of all relevant tools and equipment

Knowledge of practical application of engineering science and technology

Knowledge of different types of minerals, their classification, composition and internal structure

Skilled in conducting microscopic, X-ray, spectroscopic and other examinations

Skilled in performing chemical analysis of minerals

Skilled in analysis of rocks, mineral, metals, mineral products and synthetic materials

Knowledge of physical and physico-chemical techniques such as XRD, DTA, Optical Spectroscopy and X-ray Fluorescence, etc.

Not applicable

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Analytical mind

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, flu, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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Government and private research institutes

Cities and towns across India