We invite applications for a Research Fellow to work within a project funded as part of the NERC-led UK research programme on Greenhouse Gas Removal from the Atmosphere. The researcher will characterise tailing and other mine waste material produced by diamond, chromium and platinum group element extraction to assess its potential to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) through mineral carbonation. They will conduct small scale field experiments at mines in South Africa to test engineering solutions for enhancing rates of CO2 removal.
The Research Fellow will work closely with other researchers in this project to deliver an integrated life cycle analysis on the feasibility of using mine wastes to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. They are expected to have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Geology and Geochemistry, along with considerable experience in field geology and the petrological, mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of mafic and ultramafic ore deposits and their host rocks. Independence, problem-solving, self-motivation, and well-developed time-management skills along with the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing are essential.
More information, and details of how to apply, can be found here https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=902517HN