Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Anglo American funded NL4D: Northern Limb 4 Dimensions project
College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
This new full-time post is available from April 2021 on a fixed term basis until October 2023 in Camborne School of Mines.
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Anglo American funded NL4D: Northern Limb 4 Dimensions project.
This industry-funded post is available from April 2021 until October 2023 (2.5 years). The project aims to better understand the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. A significant part of the Postdoctoral Fellow's role will be to synthesize existing and new technical data and models within a Mineral Systems Framework. This will include development of a four-dimensional geological model for the Northern Limb including aspects of magmatic emplacement stages, timing of mineralisation events, structural constraints on mineralisation, and the syn-/post-magmatic and fluid controls on the geometallurgy. This will be brought together for visualisation and predictive capabilities to improve geological understanding and exploration. The successful applicant will:
The project will benefit from the world-class facilities at the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), University of Exeter. CSM is a world-leading Mining and Geoscience Department with a history dating back more than 125 years. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with the research team (led by Anglo American and 3 academic institutions (University of Exeter, Cardiff University and University of Leicester), 3 PhD students, another postdoctoral researcher at Cardiff University, and numerous early-career researchers at MSc/MGeol level), attend national and international conferences and write peer-reviewed scientific articles.
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of making and giving presentations at conferences, to industry and academic partners, and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will have a record of accomplishment in GIS, geospatial modelling, or machine learning in geoscience or the mining industry. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
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