PhD Student - Process Simulation

Outotec provides leading technologies and services for the Sustainable use of Earth's natural resources. As the global leader in minerals and metals processing technology, we have developed many breakthrough technologies over the decades for our customers in metals and mining industry. We also provide innovative solutions for industrial water treatment, the utilization of alternative energy sources and the chemical industry. Outotec shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

At Outotec we are passionate about building innovative and sustainable solutions that fulfill world's growing need for natural resources. We are continuously entering new markets and businesses, which creates interesting opportunities for personal and professional growth in our multinational work environment.

We are looking for a PhD student in Process Simulation for 3 - 4 years. The student will join our Modeling and Simulation team to work on a research project on dynamic process simulation, which may be utilized in process training simulators and model predictive applications. The project is funded within the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project Metal Intelligence. Postgraduate courses will be selected from Luleň University options and selections will be tuned in line with the student's educational background and personal interests.

As PhD Student - Training Simulator, you will:

  • Work as a member of our Modeling and Simulation team.
  • Develop dynamic process simulation platform and unit operations.
  • Improve a process training simulator calculation engine and model predictive applications.
  • Review existing metallurgical and mineralogical data for case plants.
  • Verify and validate the model against different training cases.
  • Carry out postgraduate studies at Luleň University and enjoy a competitive salary.

To succeed, you will need:

  • A Master of Science degree or equivalent completed by July 2017.
  • Solid skills in software development, mineral processing, geochemistry, material sciences, or process metallurgy.
  • Interest in process modeling, software development, programming, and doctoral studies.
  • Self-driven working habits and ability to collaborate with like-minded colleagues in agile teams.
  • Written proof of English language proficiency (test certificate, relevant transcript of records, or a confirmation letter).

Please note that, according to EU Horizon 2020 ITN guidelines, the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in Finland in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Location: Finland / Pori
Organization: Operational Excellence / DSP
Employment type: Temporary, Full time

For more information:
Dr. Antti Roine
Technology Director, Modeling and Simulation
Phone: +358 40 833 8099

Please fill in an online application before 17 July 2017 at:

posted: 09 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.