MINES ParisTech, Geoscience and Geoengineering Research Department, has announced one open position for a Research Assistant in the field of Geostatistics, or Hydrogeology, or Geotechnics (2012-10-16)
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Postdoctoral Fellow position with Program 1A of the National Centre for
Groundwater Research and Training, based at the University of New South
Wales (Kensington campus) 2011-02-18
McGill Gradstudent Scholarships in
Geostatistics/Stochastic Simulation or Stochastic Mine Planning Optimization
Scholarships for Graduate Studies in
Geostatistics/Stochastic Simulation and/or
Stochastic Mine Planning Optimization
Motivated graduate students are sought for PhD and MSc/MEng studies in the above areas, to work under the research programs of the COSMO – Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory. COSMO is funded by global mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, CVRD, CVRD-Inco, De Beers, and Newmont.
Research projects are largely integrated to combine new stochastic simulation methods and stochastic operations research approaches. Effort is placed on the development of new 'high-order' spatial mathematical models of geological uncertainty, suitable for modelling complex non-linear, non-Gaussian geological processes and deposits. Similarly, new stochastic optimization formulations are developed to solve mine design and production scheduling problems under uncertainty. Key component of graduate work is the testing of new methods at mine sites world wide, thus providing exposure to operations and interaction of methods with reality.
The ideal candidate should have a degree in mining or geological engineering/sciences or mathematics or spatial statistics or closely related fields, and have good analytical skills; good programming skills are an asset.
COSMO Lab offers a high-tech working environment, is part of the oldest mining engineering program of Canada, interacts with other Departments at McGill and Professors in other universities in Montreal, Canada, the USA, Australia, South Africa and South America.
McGill University offers a research intensive environment and attracts international students from about 140 countries. In 2007, McGill ranked as the first University in Canada, first public University in North America and overall 12th in the world (Times Higher-QS World University Rankings).
Scholarships/research-assistantships are offered to highly qualified candidates at the maximum NSERC level: $20,000/year for PhD students and $17,000/year for MSc/MEng. A generous top-up of $10,000/year is available for candidates holding NSERC or other scholarships.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos
Dept of Mining and Materials Eng. Tel: (514) 398-4986
3450 University Street Fax: (514) 398-7099
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7 firstname.lastname@example.org
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