PhD Position in Luleå University of Technology Sweden

PhD Student Position in Ore Geology at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden – Apr 2022


PhD Student Position in ore geology for masters in geosciences with specialization in ore geology, structural geology, geochemistry is available at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden – Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Student
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to standard norms

Ore Geology

Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and recently completed their MSc or equivalent degree in Geosciences with specializations in ore geology, structural geology, geochemistry or other relevant program. Fieldwork and geochemistry will be important parts of the study and therefore experience from bedrock mapping and geochemistry is a merit. Skills in ore geology, software knowledge and a valid driving license is required.

You are expected to work in a team and are open to collaborate with colleagues and external partners. Fluent written and spoken English is required.

For further information about a specific research subject see;General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Most employees at the research subject ore geology are currently men why we would like to see female applicants.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The PhD project will be part of a larger Horizon Europe project and focus on the rare earths-cobalt-bearing IOCG system in northern Sweden. We aim at understanding these system in multiple scales and to study the controlling factors that stir the formation of one mineralization-style over the other. In order to get a better understanding of these systems, that are often classified as IOCG-systems and have a lot of commonalities with IOCG-deposits in other parts of the world, we aim at comparing the poorly defined systems in Europe with the well-studied Carajás IOCG Province in Brazil for knowledge transfer. Known deposits in northern Sweden will be used for studying geological, geochemical, geochronological, structural and mineralogical characteristics of the deposits. Additionally, regional outcrops/data will be integrated in order to cover all scales of a mineral system, ranging from deposit- to belt-scale.


As a PhD student you are expected to perform both field work, lab work and theoretical work within your research studies as well as to communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. Your work will mainly include fieldwork, drill core logging, structural analysis, lab work, and the writing of scientific journal papers.

In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 694-2022

Application Procedure

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

About the Ore Geology

Ore Geology includes the use, setting and mode of formation of naturally occurring economic concentrations of metallic raw materials. The research aims at describing the geological conditions that lead to economic concentrations of minerals, as well as how these minerals can be used for a sustainable societal development.

About the Employer:


We are recruiting a PhD student for a Horizon Europe funded research project on mineral system modelling of rare earths-cobalt-bearing IOCG system in northern Sweden in close collaboration with the mining company Talga Resources. Take the opportunity to study for a PhD in a dynamic, international research environment in close collaboration with industry and leading universities worldwide.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Tobias Bauer +46 920 49 2150 [email protected]

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