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PhD Scholarship in Mineral Processing  [December 11, 2018]

Location: The University of Queensland, Australia

Sustainable Minerals Institute - The Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC)

The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned research and postgraduate education organisation, located at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, approximately 7 km from the main University of Queensland campus in St Lucia. JKMRC was established in 1970 and forms part of the UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).

The mission of the SMI-JKMRC is to deliver world-class, customer-focused education, research and technical services to the world’s minerals industry and allied sectors. The SMI-JKMRC has an international reputation for applied research in the areas of mineral processing and geometallurgy. It specialises in ore characterisation, mineral processing unit operations such as comminution and flotation, applied mineralogy, and the interface between mining and processing. SMI-JKMRC’s emphasis on systems analysis by mathematical modelling and process simulations has led to major new methodologies in the design and optimisation of mineral processing operations. SMI-JKMRC works closely with the international minerals industry and with other research providers in Australia and overseas. It has graduated in excess of 200 Masters and PhD students and won many awards for its research. It has a proven record of technology transfer through JKTech, which has significant experience in the commercial delivery of SMI-JKMRC research outcomes, particularly in simulation software and ore characterisation methodologies. Further information about SMI-JKMRC can be found at http://www.jkmrc.uq.edu.au .

The person

The successful applicant will be an outstanding and enthusiastic mineral science or engineering graduate in possession of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum honours class IIA or equivalent. Please view the minimum level of academic achievement for PhD admission on the UQ Graduate School Research Degree page (http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/our-research-degrees ). Applicants must have an academic background in a field or discipline relevant to the area of mineral processing and have a proven capability of carrying out practical research. Industrial experience in mineral processing would also be desirable. Applicants should have the ability to work autonomously and show initiative while also building a good rapport with site personnel from a range of disciplines. Strong analytical skills and familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink and Microsoft Excel are also highly desirable.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and offers flexible working arrangements. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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