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Post-Doctoral Fellow, CEE Dept

Employer
Colorado School of Mines
Location
Golden, Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024


Engineering a world of possibilities

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines is hiring for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to conduct laboratory and field studies aimed at production of construction materials from mine tailings.

Our research team has conducted chemical, physical, mineralogical, and geotechnical characterization of tailings and the applicant will explore new technological solutions targeted to produce lightweight aggregates, geopolymer concrete and cementitious materials from mine tailings. The applicant will assist with the preparation of project reports, scholarly manuscripts, and research proposals. The project will involve close collaboration with Peruvian research partners and the applicant will need to travel to Peru and work on site to accomplish some of the project objectives.

Job Summary

The applicant’s job duties include the following: Conducting laboratory and field studies aimed at production of construction materials from mine tailings. Our research team has conducted chemical, physical, mineralogical, and geotechnical characterization of tailings and the applicant will explore new technological solutions targeted to produce lightweight aggregates, geopolymer concrete and cementitious materials from mine tailings. The applicant will assist with the preparation of project reports, scholarly manuscripts, and research proposals. The project will involve close collaboration with Peruvian research partners and the applicant will need to travel to Peru and work on site to accomplish some of the project objectives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Conducting laboratory and field studies aimed at production of construction materials from mine tailings
  • Prepare research manuscripts and technical reports
  • Assist with mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students and training of research collaborators
  • Assist with preparing research proposals resulting from the conducted research
Additional responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A PhD in a related field (civil engineering, materials engineering, geological engineering, mining engineering, chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, or other related fields)
  • Strong publication record in high quality peer-reviewed journals, specifically in Geotechnical and Construction Materials fields
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to travel to Peru
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish
  • Prior research work resulting in publications on the reuse of mine tailings
  • Prior experience with one or more of the following: cement testing, materials characterization using equipment such as SEM, XRD, XRF, SEM-EDS, ICP-AES, FTIR, TGA, Micro-CT
About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Annual Rate and Benefits

$60,000 - $65,000 per year

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits .

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online as soon as possible. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter stating area of interest as related to job posting.; 2) curriculum vitae

Contact Dorie Gelber, Human Resources, at dorie.gelber@mines.edu with any questions about this opportunity.

A Background check will be required upon offer.

Colorado's premier engineering and applied science university for 150 years and counting

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