Postdoctoral researcher: Geometallurgy of Battery Minerals, with emphasis on cobalt

Country: Finland;

City: Espoo

Vacancy added: 11.10.2018

Employer: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Resumes due: 12.11.2018


The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence center in assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serves the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with our clients and partners, we create innovative solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth. GTK is an expert organisation under Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. We employ approximately 420 full-time staff who are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level (See:

The postdoctoral position in the field of Geometallurgy of Battery Minerals, with emphasis on Cobalt. Finland is well placed to become one of the market leaders in this area given its known mineral wealth, but little research has been done on the mineralogy and mineral processing aspects of our cobalt-rich occurrences. Both primary and secondary cobalt resources in Finland will be examined, and a holistic geometallurgical approach will be taken during the research. The candidate must be in possession of a PhD in Geology, Mining Engineering, or Minerals Engineering. A background in applied research and close cooperation with industry is highly desired. The postdoc will be placed at our Espoo office.

Further information: Research Prof. Alan R Butcher ( and Head of Unit, Mineral Processing and Material Research, Jouko Nieminen (


Please, use the application template below and combine it with your CV as one PDF file. Send the document to the Geological Survey of Finland by e-mail (, by 16:15 p.m. (EET) on 12 November 2018. Title your e-mail with “Postdoc”.

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