PhD Student (f/m/d) Automation of 3D mineralogyHelmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf • Abteilung für Ressourcentechnologie in Freiberg • Freiberg

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August 12, 2021

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Time Span 01 Oct 2021 for 3 years Application Deadline 12 Aug 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Subjects Analytics Description PhD Student (f/m/d) Automation of 3D mineralogy

    As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

    The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

    As part of the Institute, the Department of Analytics invites applications as PhD Student (f/m/d) Automation of 3D mineralogy.

    The position will be available, subject to project approval, from 1 October 2021. The employment contract is limited to three years.

    The PhD student (f/m/d) will develop the first automated method to measure the 3D properties of particles, including mineralogy, and use those properties to statistically analyse which 3D properties can be modified to optimize mineral separation methods. The project is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) the German Research Foundation as part of the DFG Priority Program SPP 2315. See details at: https: // tu- freiberg.de/fakult4/mvtat/spp-2315-enam Tasks:

    - Develop the first automated method to classify phases in 3D images obtained with CT - Sample preparation, standardized CT scanning procedures, image processing and phase classification - Quantitative study of particle separation processes entirely based on the 3D properties of particles - Optimization of a separation process on the 3D properties of individual particles, using artificial intelligence - Present results at conferences / publish scientific articles in peer- reviewed journals

    Requirements:

    - Master degree (or equivalent) in earth or materials sciences or computer engineering - Desirable experience using: a) some programming language, ideally python b) computed tomography and image processing software c) particle/minerals processing technology - Independent working style, demanding high quality of your own work - Desire for a career in multidisciplinary applied research and development - Well-developed social and communicative skills directed towards working in an multidiscipnliary team - Very good English language skills (verbal and written)

    We offer:

    - A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment - Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities - The employment contract is limited to three years - Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund - 30 days of paid holiday leave - Company pension scheme (VBL) - A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of: - Possibility to work part-time - Flexible working hours - In-house health management

    Kindly submit a two page CV including the name and the contact of 1-2 potential referees, a graduation or a university enrolment certificate and a motivation letter (max. 2000 characters) only via our Online-application- system. Please, describe any computer and experimental experience (selection criteria a-c). Applications not following these guidelines will not be considered.https: // www. hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pLang=en&pOid=63736

    Place of work: Freiberg

    Working hours: 19,5 h/week

    Deadline: 12 August 2021

    Job-Id: 2021/123 (1246)

    The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // www. hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=490&pLang=en&pOid=63736

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