PhD student (f/m/d) in the project "FINEST"

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
January 31, 2023
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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask: Dr. Axel Renno Tel.: +49 351 260 4755, Dr. Stefan Dirlich Tel.: +49 351 260 4413

Place of work: Freiberg

Working hours: 19,5 h/week

Deadline: 31 January 2023

Online application English / German Job-Id: 2022/225 (1577)

At HZDR, we promote and value diversity among our employees. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds regardless of gender, ethnic and social origin, belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Bautzner Landstraße 400 01328 Dresden

PhD student (f/m/d) in the project "FINEST"

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.500 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

At the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), innovative technologies for the circulareconomy are developed to provide and use mineral and metal-bearing rawmaterials more efficiently and to recycle them in an environmentally friendly way.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Analytics invites applications as PhD student (f/m/d) in the project "FINEST".

The position will be available from 1 April 2023. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:

You will be responsible for developing and evaluating the pyrometallurgical segment of a complex process chain aimed at the fullest possible utilization or stabilization of blended fine-grained wastes. The work will be carried out in close interaction with the other PhD students and scientists (f/m/d) working on the project, within the framework of the "FINEST Research School".

In detail, you can expect the following tasks:

  • Planning and execution of pyrometallurgical experiments with a "plasma furnace" following the commissioning phase of the furnace
  • Thermochemical modelling of the experiments with FactSage
  • Evaluation of the performed experiments with regard to the yield of the metallic components and the characteristic properties of the resulting slags
  • Collaboration on the development of an integrated process monitoring system for the entire process chain
  • Optimization of pyrometallurgical process parameters
  • Shorter research stays in the groups of the involved "FINEST" project partners
  • Presentation of results at project meetings, stakeholder events and conferences
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Your profile:
  • Master's degree or Diploma in Metallurgy (Ferrous Metallurgy or Non- Ferrous Metallurgy) or a related discipline, ideally with a focus on pyrometallurgical processes
  • Good knowledge of the thermodynamics of metallurgical systems and processes

  • Interest in technology transfer and circular economy

  • High motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team

  • Independent and proactive working style

  • Excellent communication skills in English, German skills would be an advantage

  • Our offer:
  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment

  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities

  • A structured PhD program within the scope of the "FINEST Research School"
  • The employment contract is limited to three years
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

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