H2020 EID Metal_Intelligence - Six PhD positions available

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Lulea University of Technology (Sweden) and Outotec (Finland) Oy are partners in a H2020 European Industrial Doctorate Network called Metal_Intelligence. The network is currently filling six PhD positions in the areas of ore characterisation, ore processing, geometallurgical modelling, mineral process simulation and technology-enhanced learning. All positions will start on September 1st 2017. Applications are being reviewed and close on May 31st. Candidates with backgrounds in economic geology, mineralogy, minerals processing, geometallurgy, analytical chemistry & software development are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will hold degrees and have shown evidence of English language proficiency. Application packages need to contain a CV, a letter of motivation, copies of degree certificates and relevant Course transcripts and contact details of at least two academic referees. Candidates are encouraged to identify an alternative project should their first choice already be filled. Details of project descriptions are listed at http://www.tcd.ie/Geology/assets/pdf/M_I.pdf. Please send your application and enquiries to the identified principal investigator.

  1. PhD student position at TCD Analytical Mineralogy - Efficient characterisation of minerals and fabrics with the scanning electron microscope. For more information, email Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco (j.d.rodriguez-blanco@tcd.ie)
  2. PhD student position at TCD Geochemistry - Novel ways of rapid characterisation of trace matters/elements in metallic ore. For more information, email Balz Kamber (kamberbs@tcd.ie)
  3. PhD student position at LTU Mineral Processing - Innovative paths for mineral liberation analysis. For more information, email Jan Rosenkranz (jan.rosenkranz@ltu.se)
  4. PhD student position at LTU Ore Geology - Characterisation of ore deposits for use in geometallurgical modelling. For more information, email Christina Wanhainen (christina.wanhainen@ltu.se)
  5. PhD student position at Outotec Processing Simulation - Dynamic, adaptive and predictive models for simulation of mineral processing. For more information, email Antti Roine (antti.roine@outotec.com)
  6. PhD student position at Outotec Virtual Training Methodology - Development of new virtual training tools and methodology for mineral processing plant systems. For more information, email Antti Roine (antti.roine@outotec.com)

The network funding is through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, imposing strict mobility criteria that are explained in each detailed project description. As part of a European Industrial Doctorate Network, candidates will spend 18 months away from their host institution at a partner institution. Preparedness for mobility is therefore an important selection criterion for these positions.

posted: 25 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.