Ph.D student

Job Type
Job Institution
University of Padua
Job Description

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position related to the development of a process which integrates CO2 mineralization for carbon removal with mining for the recovery of elements necessary for the energy transition. The successful applicant will engage in experimental and modeling work to study and describe CO2 mineralization using natural resources and waste and the recovery of heavy metals.

Applicants should have a master’s degree and a strong background in either geoscience, chemical engineering, environmental science and engineering, or a related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are necessary, and the knowledge of the Italian language is not required. A Ph.D. guide for international students is available here The Ph.D. position is funded for three years, which is the maximum duration of a Ph.D. in Italy, and starts on October 1, 2023. During the Ph.D., the successful applicant will have the opportunity to spend up to 6 months in an academic institution abroad.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and full contact information of three references to Dr. Valentina Prigiobbe at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until May 30. For general information and application submission, please visit the Department of Geoscience at the University of Padova.

The University of Padua was founded in 1222 and it is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions. It is placed at high-ranking positions in both Italian and international ranking agencies for its quality of teaching and research activities as well as student life quality. The city of Padua is located near the cities of Venice and Milan which are easily accessible through frequent high-speed trains.