PhD Student (f/m/d) Mineral Exploration

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
September 20, 2023
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Organization unit: Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Place of work/ Working hours: Freiberg 19,5 h/week

Hire date: 1 January 2024

Limitation: 36 months

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask: Dr. Richard Gloaguen Tel.: +49 351 260 4424, Dr. Raimon Tolosana Delgado Tel.: +49 351 260 4415

Deadline: 20 September 2023

Online application English / German Job-Id: 2023/157 (1742)

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) Mineral Exploration

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 70 nations at one of our six research sites!

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.

The Department of Exploration is looking for a PhD Student (f/m/d) Mineral Exploration.

Your tasks:

Research will be an integral part of a German-South African doctoral school that will develop and apply innovative exploration techniques and link these to a novel concept of predictive geometallurgical modelling with the goal to quantitatively assess the impact (in the context of ESGs) of mining and beneficiation of mineral resources already during the exploration stage. The joint research will thus be centered on the need for novel approaches and technologies for mineral exploration and new approaches to geometallurgy in orebody modelling and resource utilization. Multimodal remote sensing techniques will be key aspects of the exploration.

Work tasks include:

  • Field work in South Africa with remote sensing methods (e.g. drones, satellite)
  • Data -collection, -processing and -analysis
  • Development of exploration approaches with integration of technical, economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Modelisation using deep learning approaches (e.g. transformers, diffusion)
  • Participation in the various activities of the research school, including online and in-person seminars and workshops
  • Conception and preparation of scientific dissemination (e.g. international journals and conferences)
  • Your profile:
  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in Earth Sciences or Data Science
  • Sound and documented education in Machine Learning and Image Processing
  • Ability and willingness to perform field work in South Africa
  • Motivated team player in a group of interdisciplinary and international professionals: intercultural experience will be an advantage
  • Structured and solution-oriented working style, analytical thinking and commitment to academic excellence
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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 with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • 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, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the "Deutschland-Ticket Jobticket"
  • Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

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