One vacant position for a full-time Project Researcher (m/f/d) at the Chair of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics, in the Department of Mineral Resources Engineering - is open to be filled at the earliest date, on a temporary employment contract lasting 3 years.
Salary Group B1 according to the Uni-KV, monthly minimum salary excl. Szlg.: € 3.058,60 for 40 hours per week (14 x per year), actual classification is according to previous relevant experience.
S34I (SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS FOR EU INDUSTRY) will research and innovate new data-driven methods to analyse Earth Observation (EO) data, supporting systematic mineral exploration and continuous monitoring of extraction, closure and post-closure activities. S34I uses EO not only for the management of technical and environmental issues for a green transition but also to support mining's social acceptance (SLO) and better legislation. S34I will exploit Copernicus and other satellite sensors (optical and radar), while other platforms as airborne, low-altitude platforms, ground-based, in-situ techniques/methods, and fieldwork will serve for calibration and validation.
S34I is an EU wide interdisciplinary and complementary team embracing partners from 13 countries and with a 50/50 balance between industrial and research profiles. S34I mining stakeholders will lead the path towards mining de- carbonization while creating social and economic impact through EO uptake.
We are looking for one PhD student for exploiting the broad capacity of earth observation in the mining environment, including all the aspects from SLO to technical aspects. The main focus will be on using multi-spectral satellite data (mainly Copernicus) for assessing the technical and environmental performance of mining sites. This includes aspects like high resolution geotechnical stability, ground movement, volume estimations, vegetation, and permitting, leading to assessment and pathways of how these technical developments influence the acceptance of mining in general and how the so- called Social Licence to Operate (SLO) can be improved by means of earth observation data.
What we are looking for / your background
Your background is in any of the engineering fields associated to the solution of the given task (civil, mining, surveying, remote technology, IT engineering, aeronautics, space), and you show a keen interest in developing comprehensive solutions in this project. This requires familiarity with photogrammetry, image analysis (preferably multispectral images), proficiency in one of the programming languages (e.g. matlab, python, C/C++), a basic understanding of sustainability, and an interest in project work, including the writing of reports.
Additionally, you are interested in doing a PhD, and you have a willingness to travel, show a self-reliant and independent working attitude, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and are fluent in English (written and oral).
What we offer
You will be working within a young and motivated international team of researchers at the Chair of Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics of Montanuniversitaet Leoben one of Europe`s top technical universities related to raw materials. In this project, you will be working on a very broad and highly relevant subject enabling you to further develop your skills on EO technology including services based on it and their impact on society, as well as personal skills in intercultural teamwork, project management, project management, and eventually building up confidence and capacity in presenting scientific results to various groups representing: science and technology professionals, the general audience, including sponsors, and other stakeholders around the industry.
Reference ID: 2210WPB
End of Application: 02.11.2022
The Montanuniversitaet Leoben intends to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration.
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