Open call for the selection procedure for the recruitment of for the recruitment of 1 Doctorate Initial Level within the scope of Research Unit/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 six years.
The recruitment of this research position aims the participation in R&D activities that fall within the area of hydrometallurgical processing of lithium concentrates aiming the development of Activity 4 (Metallurgy) of the project, contributing to the following tasks of, predicted in the application:
a. Compare acid and alkaline leaching methods, with and without previoustreatments, 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
Deadline for applications is 17/01/2022 12:00 - Europe/London
More information at https://www.euraxess.pt/jobs/725351 and at the notice of the call (link below).