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Post-Doc position in Mineral Processing  [October 7, 2019]

Location: University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, GeoRessources Laboratory

Subject: Intensification of fine particle flotation

General requirements:

Candidates should have an outstanding research record in the field of Mineral processing with extensive knowledge in Chemical engineering. The selected candidate will join the “Georessources” research laboratory, a major international research center with about 60 academics for a total staff about 180 persons developing research programs in all fields of applied geosciences including, mineral processing, minerals engineering, ore genesis, 3D modeling and economic geology.

The research activity on the hydrodynamic aspects of flotation process will be related with the “Mineral engineering” team. The candidate will integrate a research group with two senior researcher and 2-3 PhD and Master students and will be involved in experimental research and academic tuition depending on candidate’s curricula.

Description of work:

The problems related with low collision probability in conventional approaches will be solved by applying the new intensive flotation cell available at pilot plant of Georesources Laboratory.

The work programme includes :

  • Development of the method to study the bubble-particle attachment in high turbulent conditions.
  • Experimental work, development and/or modelling of flotation in the new intensive flotation cell using principle of a reactor-separator flotation device.
  • Process intensification by coupling the hydrodynamic effects with external fields. The role of external forces as ultrasound and/or internal hydrodynamic impacts will be considered as main factors on the changing of bubble-particle attachment/detachment subprocesses for fine particle flotation
  • Study of the microbubbles on the flotation of fines particles in conventional flotation devices and/or development of combined microbubble flotation device at lab and pilot scale.

Funding: This postdoc position will be funded by the European H2020 “Fine Future” project. “Fine Future” proposes an integrated scientific approach to the understanding, characterization, modelling and processing of fine mineral particles (below 20 µm) by flotation.

Provided documents:

  • list of publications,
  • experience in field, analytical, experimental or modeling approaches
  • project in two-three pages summarizing the main trends in research that the candidate would like to develop.


Applicants should send via email a Curriculum Vitae, Provided documents and the names and email addresses of two references to:

Pr Lev FILIPPOV, lev.filippov@univ-lorraine.fr

Calendar for applying:

  • October 30, 2019 : Deadline for submitting your application
  • Beginning of November 2019: Preliminary review, the candidates will be contacting after being preselected.
  • For definitive selection, an audition of the candidate will be arranged either in Nancy or by video-conference
  • Starting on 07 January 2020, Level of salary: minimum 2400 Euros net/month, depending on the post-doc experience.




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