15 PhD positions on the Resource Recovery

The EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ETN Project NEW-MINE (Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining) is looking for candidates to conduct funded PhDs on the Resource Recovery Through Enhanced Landfill Mining. The project lies on a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and UK.

Information and applications can be found in the website of new-mine.

UNEP internships

Students from a wide range of disciplines are able to apply, and depending on qualifications, are selected for internships that relate either to the organization’s strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships afford you the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization.
  • The applicant MUST be in his/her third or fourth year of under-graduate (BA/BSc.) or in a graduate (Masters) or post-graduate (PhD) programme, and must continue to be enrolled during the period of the internship and after.
  • Willingness to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of not less than THREE MONTHS and not exceeding SIX MONTHS.
  • Send a letter of endorsement from his/her educational institution, attesting to the fact that he/she is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the envisaged period of the internship. A letter from any one of the following personnel is suggested:
    • Dean of Students or Dean of Faculty
    • Registrar
    • Placement Office
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of any other UN language (French or Spanish) is an advantage

Remunerated PhD positions

  1. PhD position No. 11 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Linking flow, biogeochemical cycling and micropollutant transformation
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015
  2. PhD position No. 5 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Coupled reactive transport modelling of hyporheic zone processes
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015
  3. PhD position with a focus on large-scale surface water-groundwater exchange
    Country:SWEDEN | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 08/01/2015
  4. PhD position in atmospheric chemistry
    Country:FRANCE | Organisation: The Opal-Coast University | Research fields: Chemistry, Environmental science | Application deadline: 31/01/2015
  5. PhD position No. 4 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Biogeochemical processing along hyporheic flow paths
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015

10 doctoral fellowships in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Natural Sciences

SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships to begin on April 1st, 2015. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences.

Applications will be accepted upon submission via our online application tool only (www.analytical-sciences.de), which will be accessible from October 14th until November 16th, 2014. Graduate students (master’s degree or equivalent) in chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines with an interest in Analytical Sciences as well as graduates with a background in natural sciences education are invited to apply. For further information please visit http://www.analytical-sciences.de

15 PhD positions (Early Stage Researchers, ESR) in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ETN Project REDMUD

Complete information here.

Positions number 7 and 8 are below.

ESR 7: Process Intensification for rare earth element recovery from BR
Objectives: To intensify the leaching of REEs from BR by different mineral acids by the use of ultrasound reactors, and to determine the optimal process parameters; To use carbon dioxide for the neutralisation of BR.
Host: KU Leuven (Belgium)
Supervisor: Prof. T. Van Gerven (tom.vangerven@cit.kuleuven.be) & Prof. K. Binnemans
Duration*: 36 months

ESR 8: Recovery of rare earths with supported ionic liquid phases  
Objectives: To use supported ionic liquid phases (SILPs) to recover REEs, and especially Sc, from acidic leachates; To develop models to describe the sorption of the metal ions on the SILPs; To investigate different ionic liquid/solid support combinations in SILPs; To perform separation experiments with SILPs in chromatographic columns.
Host: KU Leuven (Belgium)
Supervisor: Prof. K. Binnemans (koen.binnemans@chem.kuleuven.be) Duration*: 36 months


The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising an open competition with a view to recruiting a contract agent to work as Project Manager in the field of WISE-Marine and further with a view to establishing a reserve list. More information here.
Job description: An analyst with expertise in developing information systems covering the marine environment as project manager for developing the marine component of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE-Marine), to support data analysis and GIS based modelling associated with EEAs assessments of the marine environment. Particular focus will be on developing the reference layers and data flows needed in support of marine assessments and will encompass observations made in the marine environment and associated indicators, maritime statistics, geographic information, and processed information such as that stemming from MS assessments.
La Agencia Europea de Medio Ambiente (AEMA) organíza un concurso público para contratar un agente como Gerente de Proyectos en WISE-Marine y, asimismo, para establecer una lista de reserva.
Descripción del trabajo: Un analista experimentado con experiencia en el desarrollo de sistemas de información que abarque el medio marino como jefe de proyecto para el desarrollo del componente marino de “Sistema de Información sobre el Agua para Europa” (WISE-Marine), apoyando el análisis de datos e GIS basado en la modelización asociada con la AEMA de evaluaciones del medio marino.

Becas de tecnólogos y para la formación de personal investigador

Se ha publicado la ORDEN 673/2014, de 29 de abril, de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio, por la que se aprueba la convocatoria, para el año 2014, de becas de tecnólogos y para la formación de personal investigador, para la realización de tesis doctorales en los ámbitos agrario, alimentario y medioambiental, en el Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDRA) de la Comunidad de Madrid
Plazo: 15 días hábiles a partir del día siguiente a la publicación de la convocatoria en el BOCM