Mineral Deposits Studies Group


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Research Assistant in mineralogy / geochemistry (Leicester, UK)

We are looking to recruit a Research Assistant in mineralogy / geochemistry. The purpose of this role is to work on a project to develop the application of Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) technology to mineral processing. The project is funded by Argo, which seeks to commercialise this Technology. You will work within the Centre for Sustainable Resource Extraction in collaboration with the Materials Centre in Chemistry. You will focus on characterisation of test materials (ores, concentrates, tailings) and leached residues for mineralogy texture and geochemistry in order to assess the suitability of different solvents.

About you

You will hold a Masters level qualification in Applied Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry (or another relevant subject). With some relevant professional experience you will have experience of project work with industrial partners. You will have proven analytical and technical problem-solving capability and be able to work to tight deadlines and work on your own initiative.

Additional information

The post is initially for 1 year, but good possibility of extension if project is successful. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Gawen Jenkin on grtj1@le.ac.uk

Deadline 4th February 2019