Open call for the selection procedure for the recruitment of 1 position of full‐time Research Assistant's within the scope of the Project CAVALI – CADEIA DE VALOR DO LITIO, with reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047728, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, for research scientific activities in the area of Lithium Hydrometallurgy,
in the form of a Uncertain Term Employment Contract, under the Labor Code, never exceeding the maximum limit of four years.
The recruitment of this research position aims developing and participating in research and development projects, under the guidance of a researcher or a university professor. The Research Assistant will integrate the project team, executing and developing the activities in the area(s) of hydrometallurgical processing of lithium concentrates, aiming the development of Activity 4 (Metallurgy) of the project, contributing to the following tasks of the project, provided in the application:
a. Acid and alkaline leaching methods, with and without previous treatments, for spodumene and lepidolite ores; Selection of a compatible leaching process. Optimization of operating conditions.
b. Processing of leachates in order to purify and concentrate the solutions.
c. Participation in activities that have a direct causal link with the development of the hydrometallurgical process: ore processing (Activity 3), simulation, pre‐sizing, capex and opex (Activity 5) and life cycle Assessment (Activity 8).
d. LiOH crystallization methods ofrom the purified and concentrated pregnant solutions.
e. Definition of an integrated process diagram.
More information at https://www.euraxess.pt/jobs/781912 and at the notice of the call (link below).
Deadline for applications is 20/05/2022 12:00 - Europe/London