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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mining Engineering

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mining Engineering
Requisition Number FE01959
Working Title
Department Name 8H350:Mining Engineering
Work Location Providence, Kentucky
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D. in Extractive Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or related field.

Required Related Experience


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Job Summary

The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky is inviting applications for a fully-funded postdoctoral position in the area of extractive metallurgy. The successful applicant will assist in overseeing the daily activities of research projects in the areas of critical materials recovery, mineral processing, coal benefication and secondary material recycling. The work environment will include working in university laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art processing and analytical equipment as well as pilot plants and industrial processing facilities.

Responsibilities will include assisting in the development of proposals, developing and performing experimental programs, analyzing data and reporting findings in periodic performance reports and in peer-reviewed journal articles. The training and education of graduate and undergraduate students will also be part of the appointment. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists and engineers.

To apply, please include a CV and cover letter. In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the system.

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 1st, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may contact Dr. Rick Honaker at rick.honaker@uky.edu with any questions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2019-05-29 Expires: 2019-11-08

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