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Dr. Arite Werner Tel.: +49 351 260 4754,
Dr. Norman Kelly Tel.: +49 351 260 4740

Place of work:

Working hours:
29,25 h/week

12 December 2022

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 2022/212 (1564)

At HZDR, we promote and value diversity among our employees. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds regardless of gender, ethnic and social origin, belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

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01328 Dresden

PhD student (f/m/d) in Process Metallurgy

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.500 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

At the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), innovative technologies for the circular economy are developed to provide and use mineral and metal-bearing raw materials more efficiently and to recycle them in an environmentally friendly way.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Process Metallurgy invites applications as PhD student (f/m/d) in Process Metallurgy.

The position will be available from 1 February 2023 subject to project funding approval. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:

  • Development of a process on the holistic utilization of slags, with a focus on metal recovery through pyrometallurgical techniques
  • Literature research on metallurgical processes
  • Performing metallurgical experiments on laboratory and pilot scale; commissioning, supervision and optimization of equipment and pilot plants
  • Willingness to closely cooperate with other researchers in project
  • Presentation of relevant results at conferences and project meetings
  • Publication of results in high quality journals as part of the development of a PhD thesis

Your profile:

  • Degree (diploma, master) in Metallurgy, Process Engineering, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a comparable degree program
  • Interest in engineering and solving complex problems, experience in operating pyrometallurgical equipment (lab, pilot-scale) is advantageous
  • Knowledge of zinc metallurgy is a plus
  • Conscientious, well-structured, creative, independent and team-oriented way of working
  • Good language skills in German, English (spoken and written) is advantageous
  • Structured documentation of experiments and results, reports and publications

Our offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • The employment contract is limited to three years
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.