Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Extractive Metallurgy – Tailings Remediation

In the Extractive Metallurgy research group, one of the key foci is on evaluation of the impacts of mine tailings and remediation. This includes development of technologies and the use of various modeling tools to evaluate the impacts of such technologies and support their development. The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research to model and evaluate the short and long-term environmental impacts of material on historic tailings storage facilities typical to South Africa. The research will also involve investigation of mitigation strategies.

The full advert, detailing the position’s duties and responsibilities, and application requirements, can be downloaded here.

Queries and complete applications can be sent to Dr Margreth Tadie for consideration.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Data-driven process monitoring and control for the minerals industry

In the Machine Learning and Extractive Metallurgy research groups of the Department of Process Engineering at Stellenbosch University, a specific research focus is process monitoring and control for the mineral industry. Statistical and machine learning techniques are explored in the context of dynamic simulation and real-world case studies to investigate promising approaches for cost effective and sustainable operation of mineral processing circuits. The main role of the postdoctoral fellow will be to carry out research in data-driven process monitoring and control as applied to mineral processing case studies. This is achieved primarily through the identification of newly developed methods from various fields (e.g. neuroscience, robotics, etc.) through literature studies, followed by application and evaluation thereof in the minerals processing context by means of algorithm studies.

The full advert, detailing the position’s duties and responsibilities, and application requirements, can be downloaded here.

Queries and complete applications can be sent to Prof Tobi Louw

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Thermal Separations Technology

An opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of thermal separations technology at the Department of Process Engineering at Stellenbosch University is currently available. The focus of the position would be on thermodynamics, phase behaviour, distillation and/or extraction principles with particular focus on either high pressure/supercritical applications or low pressure thermodynamics and modelling thereof. The position will be awarded initially for a period of one year but may be extended based on performance and availability of funds.

The full advert, detailing the position’s duties and responsibilities, and application requirements, can be downloaded here.

Queries and complete applications can be sent to Prof Cara Schwarz