The NEW-MINE consortium is now looking for a total of 15 bright PhD students (“Early Stage Researchers”). Applicants can submit their candidacy through the on-line application tool of the NEW-MINE project (deadline: 30 July 2016). The recruitment procedure is described in detail in the application files and involves a high profile Recruitment Event in Leuven, Belgium (Novotel, 6 September 2016). Recruited PhD students are set to start their research around October-November 2016.
The European Training Network for the Sustainable, zero-waste valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues (SOCRATES) targets ground-breaking metallurgical processes, incl. plasma-, bio-, solvo-, electro- and ionometallurgy, that can be integrated into environmentally friendly, (near-)zero-waste valorisation flow sheets. The SOCRATES consortium brings together all the relevant stakeholders along the value chain, from metal extraction, to metal recovery, and to residual matrix valorisation in added-value applications, such as supplementary cementitious materials, inorganic polymers and catalysts. As a basis for a concerted effort to strengthen the EU’s critical-metal supply chain for Ge, In, Ga and Sb, SOCRATES trains 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in technological innovation: metal extraction (WP1), metal recovery (WP2), residual matrix valorisation (WP3) and integrated assessment (WP4). By training the ESRs in scientific, technical and soft skills, they are the next generation of highly employable scientists and engineers in the raw-materials sector.
The University of Liège is a public funded University located in the French speaking part of Belgium in the heart of Europe, where the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine axes converge. More than 20 thousand students are currently enrolled in various study programs within the 10 Faculties belonging to the University. The current position is affiliated to the Faculty of Applied Sciences, ARGENCO Department and more precisely to the research unit of Mineral Processing and Recycling – GeMMe.