The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research institution in Spain and one of the most renowned institutions in the European Research Area (ERA). It is affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Secretary General for Research. IGME is the Spanish Geological and Mining institute, an institute embedded into CSIC.
The main mission of IGME is to provide the State Administration, the Autonomous Regions Administrations and the general society, with precise knowledge and information regarding the Earth Sciences and related technologies for any development on the Spanish territory.
The functions of IGME are:
Studies, analysis and research in the field of Earth Sciences and Technologies.
Generation of basic scientific knowledge.
Information, technical-scientific assistance and advice to public administrations, economic agents and society in general, concerning geology, hydrogeology, geoenvironmental sciences, geological resources and minerals.
Interdisciplinary relations with other areas of knowledge, contributing to the best understanding of the territory and of the processes that form and modify it, to the sustainable use of its resources and the conservation of the geological and hydrogeological heritage.
- IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
- Geo-sciences and geotechnology
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
Open positions for internships in this year
- International students
- National students
- EIT Labelled students
- Madrid/ Salamanca
- Ríos Rosas 23
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
Is laboratory work included?
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
- Geology of ore deposits, mineralogy, geochemistry
Required skills and competences
- 1/ Optical microscopy skills.
2/ Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word) is expected.
- There are 2 open positions for 2024:
1/ Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of critical/strategic elements ore deposits, in areas that have previously been considered of mining interest.
2/ The work will focus on laboratory tasks: optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe, data processing and interpretation of the results with specific software.
3/Integration and GIS representation of geochemical, mineralogical, petrological, and geological-structural factors to develop predictive maps for the critical elements.
4/Make an approach to the interest, from an economic point of view, of the mineralizations studied: from the industrial applications of the element considered to the potential importance for the development of some strategic sectors (drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, electric mobility, etc.).
- Susana Timón and Teresa LLorens
- Susana Timón obtained a PhD in Geology from the University of Salamanca (USAL) in 2007. Since 2012 she is a researcher of the Geological Survey of Spain. Her main research interests are in the geology of ore deposits (Sn-W-Nb-Ta) and the magmatic-hydrothermal processes associated: mineralogy and geochemistry (stable and radiogenic isotopes, geochronology and fluid inclusions microthermometry. She was professor of mineralogy and crystallography at the USAL and, currently, is lecturer in Applied Environmental Geology (MSc) and member of the Group of co-directors of doctoral thesis (PhD Programme) at the same university. She is coordinator of the research group on the Economic Geology of Mineral Resources at the IGME-CSIC. The activity of the group focuses on the identification of areas with potential for future supplies of critical/strategic raw materials in order to increase interest in mineral exploration.// Teresa Llorens has 17 years’ experience in mineral deposits, ore geology, resource evaluation and mineral processing for the development of sustainable mining. Her scientific career has been strongly balanced between academia and business institution. PhD in Geology from the University of Salamanca(2011), she obtained a posdoctoral position in the mining company Strategic Minerals Spain S.L. (2013), to develop the Sn-Ta-Nb Penouta Project in Galicia (Spain), and finally in 2021 she joined the research group on the Economic Geology of Mineral Resources at the IGME-CSIC. Her main research interest is focused on the comprehensive study of the primary and secondary deposits of Ta-Nb (± Sn, W, Li, REE), associated with rare elements granites and pegmatites in the Variscan Massif to answer the growing need for specific critical raw materials for the European Union.
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