PhD Scholarship in Australian APEC Study Centre, Australia

Designation/Position- PhD Scholarship

The Australian APEC Study Centre, Australia offers PhD position in the Centre of Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry on Arsenic fixation and removal during mineral processing project.

About- One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

Research/Job area-Materials and Chemistry

Project Title- Arsenic fixation and removal during mineral processing

Location- RMIT University, The Australian APEC Study Centre, Australia

Eligibility/Qualification-  Master in relevant area.

Job/Position Description- Up to one third of the world’s gold reserves are locked up in arsenic rich minerals and 5000 tonnes of arsenic is released annually from mine waste. Technology that immobilizes and removes arsenic in mineral processing will increase the value and yield of arsenic rich minerals, whilst significantly reducing the potential global environmental impact. An exciting opportunity is now available for an outstanding PhD candidate to work on development on mineral processing, environmental science and environmental remediation technology. We seek chemistry, environmental chemistry, and geochemistry or chemical engineering graduates with a passion to learn and extend their knowledge.

With high-grade ores being progressively depleted, the mineral industry has the objective of developing comprehensive utilization of low grade refractory mineral resources. Some low-grade ores have arsenic (As) content, which makes processing difficult and environmental contamination risks high. The new knowledge generated will lead to safe and sustainable mining of low-grade gold (Au) and copper (Cu) ores with high as content, by immobilisation and removal of arsenic in the early stages of processing. Significant economic and social benefits for Australia will follow, by unlocking new ore deposits, increasing value from current mine sites, and reducing environmental impact.

How to Apply- Please send a 1 page letter of motivation with a copy of your CV to A/Prof. Miao Chen;

Last Date for Apply– Till position filled.

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