Research Fellow in Mineral Process Chemistry and Engineering

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a
10 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion to uncover new methodologies for developing a sustainable approach for mineral processing that is beneficial for environment by reducing waste and saves energy? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

In today’s world we heavily rely on earth resources, e.g. minerals for extracting the metal values for manufacturing products that we consume. The processing of minerals is, however, quite demanding in energy, as it often produces wastes which are damaging to the natural habitat. At the University of Leeds, we are committed to developing a sustainable approach for mineral processing which removes/reduces the risk of environment damage. The project aims to provide a sustainable and economically viable, financially competitive process for supporting industry. Our main objective aligns well with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

You will have a PhD in Chemical or Materials or Mineral Engineering or a directly relevant area of mineral processing/chemical beneficiation, with demonstrable knowledge in the field of minerals science, process engineering, process analysis, mineral analysis, knowledge of high temperature and aqueous phase chemical reaction and separation techniques for mineral value analysis.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Animesh Jha, School of Chemical & Process Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2342 or email: 

Further information

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Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. Due to funding constraints an appointment will not be made above £35,845.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 9 months (grant funding))
Closing Date: Friday 17 July 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSPE1015
Downloads: Candidate Brief