Precious and energy critical metals


iCRAG MSc Studentship: RM1.3 MSc1

Precious and energy critical metals - from Zn and Cu mines to mill

A two year M.Sc. research studentship opportunity (starting September 2015) in the field of geochemistry and mineralogy of precious and energy critical metals exists for highly motivated individuals at the Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin,

Ireland. iCRAG, the new Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, CRAG is funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European

Regional Development Fund. It is supporting >40 new early career research opportunities. The advertised M.Sc. project aims to further advance the field of metal recovery during mining and milling. The candidate will use the Department's Thermo iCAP Qs ICP-MS and a Spectro ARCOS ICP-OES and operates a Photon Machines

Analyte Excite ArF Excimer laser facility:

( to conduct research into optimising recovery of precious and energy critical metals in Cu and/or

Zn mining. The candidate will be part of a larger research team belonging to the Irish

Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences.

The ideal candidate is a Science or Engineering graduate with some background in geology and demonstrated expertise in either metallurgy, economic geology, mineralogy and/or analytical chemistry. The project is open to EU students only

(students who have been resident for 3 out of the last 5 years in the EU) and includes fees and a taxfree stipend of €18,000 per annum for 24 months. Prospective candidates should send an academic CV and the names and contact details of two academic referees to

. Evaluation of applications will begin by

April 1st 2015 . The start date of the position is September 2015.