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Employment Opportunities at the NRRI

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Human Resources Jane Dzuck (218) 788-2607 jtdzuck@d.umn.edu

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Current Employment Opportunities

This senior level research position is responsible for the development, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, integrating geological, mining, metallurgical, environmental, and economic information. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and knowledge in geology, metallurgy, applied/process mineralogy and associated mineral process chemistry and engineering, a record of leading a successful research program with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, a record of reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs, and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Create and execute experimental protocols independently (as possible/where relevant), creating new reaction product synthesis schemes, improving experimental design of in- lab SOPs, and improving experimental methods. Data review, reviewing previous experimental data to re-invest into previous research efforts, applying data work-up protocols to collected data to enhance data’s value, assessing and comparing data between that which was collected by the current researcher and with that collected by PI and previous researchers.

Assist program manager with various administrative duties related to the functioning of the chemical laboratory, which includes the supervision of undergraduate students during the day-to-day lab operations and ordering laboratory chemicals and supplies as needed, as well as performing analytical and maintenance work on analytical instruments.

Assisting PI with editing work, manuscripts, patents, as well as providing counsel for chemistry related work at NRRI.

Minerals Processing and Metallurgy Research Scientist

This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, potentially spanning several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and expertise in Minerals Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy and Extractive Metallurgy, a record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

This position is open until filled.

This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research projects, many of which may span several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industry expertise in the areas of Applied Geology / Economic Geology; a demonstrated record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding; a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports, presentations, and maps; an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing collaborative research programs across the Institute; and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

This position is open until filled.