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Researcher  [December 2, 2022]

Location: NTNU, Norway

NTNU are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated researcher in mineral processing to join our mineral processing team at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Start date: January/February 2023.

We have a vacancy for a Researcher for 18 months within a project “Utilization of the value creation potential in fly ash and waste acid” co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). This is an industry-academia collaborative project that will provide the candidate with an opportunity to work with relevant industry, research and academic partners related to mineral processing sector.

The position will focus on developing separation processes for concentrating metals and minerals from fly ash. The main goal of the project is to create new opportunities for a waste that is currently disposed in landfills. NTNU as a project partner will contribute by developing knowledge on the potential of commercial production of metals from fly ash. The work will include chemical and mineralogical studies based on different techniques, assessing the recovery of lime and gypsum compounds, the recovery of metals, and the removal of heavy metals to shift classification of fly ash towards a sustainable raw material source.

Duties of the position:

Develop and conduct mineral processing test works which enable us to reach the project’s goal. Engage in research activities in collaboration with other project partners. Communicate the results to the scientific audience and relevant stakeholders. Participation in relevant national or international conferences, publication of annual reports, and peer-reviewed journal publications to disseminate the research results.

Required selection criteria:

You must have completed a MSc or PhD degree in minerals engineering or similar field; professionally relevant background in physical and physicochemical separation methods; very good written and oral English language skills.

If you are interested, please send me a CV and cover letter via email: pshem@ntnu.no.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants (https://lnkd.in/dB6sV2kB), and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.




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