IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council

IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council

Madrid, Ríos Rosas 23, Spain

https://www.igme.es/

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.

Internship possibilities

Name
  • IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council
City
  • Madrid
Address
  • Ríos Rosas 23
Country
  • Spain
VAT Number
  • Q2818002D
Status of organization
  • Public
Type of organisation
  • Research organisation
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
  • Mining
  • Geo-sciences and geotechnology
  • Recycling
  • Other
Website
  • https://www.igme.es/
Name
  • Isabel Pino de Juana
E-mail address
  • i.pino@igme.es
Which months can the internships take place?
  • February 2024
  • March 2024
  • April 2024
  • May 2024
  • June 2024
  • July 2024
  • August 2024
  • September 2024
  • October 2024
  • November 2024
  • December 2024
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months
Open positions for internships in this year
  • 5
We accept
  • International students
  • National students
  • EIT Labelled students
  • SinREM
  • Amir/TIMREX
  • Emerald
Internship location
  • Spain
  • Madrid/ Salamanca/Oviedo
  • Ríos Rosas 23
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
  • None of the above
Is field work included?
  • Yes
Is laboratory work included?
  • Yes
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
  • geology
  • chemistry
Education (other)
  • Geology of ore deposits, mineralogy, geochemistry, mining, geological engineering, mining
Required skills and competences
  • 1/ Optical microscopy skills. 2/ Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word) is expected.
Interns assignments/tasks
  • There are 4 open positions for 2024: A- Salamanca: Susana Timón, Teresa LLorens 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.). B- Paula Adánez y Jorge Fernandez: 1/ Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of critical/strategic elements in mining waste facilities. 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 data to assess the potential recovery of the wastes. 4/Make an approach to the interest, from an economic and environmental point of view, of the wastes studied.
Supervisors
  • Teresa Llorens and Susana Timón
About supervisors
  • 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. Jorge Fernández is a Senior Specialist in the Economic Geology of Mineral Resources at IGME-CSIC. He holds a PhD in Prospecting and mining research from the University of Oviedo and in History from the University of Sevilla. He is specialised in exploration of mineral resources and mining potentiality, especially in the area of industrial rocks and minerals. He has been linked to the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), since 2005, for the conduct of mining research in Galicia, Asturias and Castilla y León. In addition to the work in the Public Administration (IGME-CSIC and Universities), he has worked in the field of mining research and exploration purposes as well as in the study of mining potentiality in several national and international mining companies. He is currently the head of the Oviedo Unit of the IGME-CSIC. Paula Adánez is a Senior Specialist in the Mining Waste and Environmental Geochemistry Research Group at IGME-CSIC. She holds a PhD in Geological Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is specialised in geochemistry. She has been linked to the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), since 2007, when she obtained a pre-doctoral fellowship where she completed her thesis. She has worked in the field of geochemistry for both environmental and exploration purposes as well as in the study of mining potentiality. Her current line of work deals with the evaluation of abandoned mining waste facilities for their economic use and restoration, in line with the ecological transition and the circular economy. She is member of the Steering Committee of the IUGS Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines and is representative of CSIC-IGME in the Geochemistry Expert Groups of EuroGeoSurveys and of the Ibero American Association of Geological and Mining Surveys.
Interview with the candidates
  • Yes
Students with disabilities
  • Yes
Has your organisation already participated?
  • Yes
Year/programme of participation
  • RIS 2024