Researcher in experimental Mineralogy
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The Department of Earth Sciences is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research ranges from the Earth's core to the atmosphere, from microscopic minerals and fossils to the formation of mountains and oceans, and in time from the formation of the Earth up to the processes currently reshaping the planet.
A position of a Researcher in Experimental Mineralogy is available at the Department of Earth Sciences, www.geo.uu.se, research program Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics.
The project focuses on a development of new beneficiation process of rare earth elements (REE) from apatite group minerals. It involves detailed characterization of REE-bearing apatite group minerals from natural occurrences using high resolution analytical methods as well as leaching experiments and detailed characterization of their products. Candidates with solid background in experimental mineralogy are encouraged to apply for this position.
The position involves both field and laboratory work, the organization and collection of data and its processing. The candidate will be also responsible for samples collection and preparation for experiments. Some laboratory experiments will involve working in a contamination free environment.
We seek a candidate with PhD degree in Earth Sciences. A potential candidate should have good laboratory skills and an interest in experimental mineralogy. A candidate should have an experience and knowledge especially in phosphate geochemistry. Experience with scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, electron back-scattered diffraction, X-ray diffraction and ion-coupled mass spectroscopy is required.
A knowledge of PHREEQC thermodynamic modelling will also be beneficial. Personal characteristic such as accuracy and independence is needed for the position. Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.
The application should include
- a letter of intent describing yourself and your research interests (no longer than one page),
- relevant diplomas,
- a CV,
- contact details to two reference persons, and
- a list of publication
The application is preferred to be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Duration: Two years.
Extent: 35% of full time
For further information about the position please contact: Jaroslaw Majka, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46184712551.
Please submit your application by 18 October 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3231.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 35%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3231
Last application date: 2019-10-18
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