Spanish National Research Council (IGEO)

Spanish National Research Council (IGEO)

Madrid, Dr Severo Ochoa 7, Spain

https://igeo.ucm-csic.es/

The Instituto de Geociencias (IGEO) is a research institute co-participed by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). We are based in the campus of the UCM in downtown Madrid. We perform scientific and applied research on different fields of the Earth Sciences, including the exploration and modelization of ore deposits with special emphasis in critical raw materials. We have a long experience in different types of ore deposits but the focus today is on VMS deposits, granite-related W-Sn deposits and MtAp-IOCG systems. This research is supported by three Horizon Europe projects (EIS, AGEMERA & VECTOR), several spanish-funded projects and contracts with mining companies in Spain and Latin America. The CSIC is the largest research organization in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, covering very different disciplines and with more than 13,000 employees. It is organized in more than a hundred institutes around Spain. The IGEO is one of these institutes with more than 50 researchers and professors. Our research group (Exploration and Modelization of Ore Deposits, ExMODE) currently includes three researchers and four PhD students.

Internship possibilities

Name
  • Spanish National Research Council (IGEO)
City
  • Madrid
Address
  • Dr Severo Ochoa 7
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
Website
  • https://igeo.ucm-csic.es/
Name
  • Fernando Tornos
E-mail address
  • f.tornos@csic.es
Which months can the internships take place?
  • July 2024
  • August 2024
  • September 2024
  • October 2024
  • November 2024
  • December 2024
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
  • 3 months
Open positions for internships in this year
  • 1
We accept
  • International students
  • National students
  • EIT Labelled students
Internship location
  • Spain
  • Madrid
  • Dr. Severo Ochoa 7 28040 Madrid
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
Required skills and competences
  • Interest in field and lab work Computer skills welcome
Interns assignments/tasks
  • The intern should join our research group and collaborate in one or more of our research projects. Main tasks include collaborating in field work (mapping, study of prospects, drillcore logging), mineral separation and sample preparation for chemical analyses, petrographic studies, analysis by EPMA-EDS, RAMAN and pXRF. If interested, can collaborate in the radiogenic isotope lab.
Supervisors
  • Fernando Tornos (CSIC)
About supervisors
  • Fernando Tornos is Professor of Research at the CSIC and Adjunct Professor of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Lulea Technological University. https://igeo.ucm-csic.es/investigador/fernando-tornos-arroyo/ ORCID 0000-0002-3648-0427 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fernando-Tornos Published 123 papers in scientific journals on Mineralogy, Geomicrobiology, Geochemistry and/or Economic Geology (WoS). Cited 2,410 times with an average of citations in the last five years of 184/y. H-index: 28. Supervised 7 PhD Thesis and 9 MSc Thesis (defended). Current scientific and technical interest: Study of the geology and geochemistry of ore deposits and hydrothermal systems, with special emphasis in the exploration of metallic raw materials. Isotope geochemistry, geochronology, fluid inclusion studies and numerical modelling. I have worked in very different types of ore deposits, including skarns, other carbonate-hosted deposits, orogenic gold, magmatic-hosted Ni-Cu, IOCG and magnetite-apatite, volcanogenic and sediment-hosted massive sulphides and supergene enrichment. In the most recent times has worked in the relationships between the last two ones and microbiologic processes. Member of the groups in Procesos de Formación Mineral (IGEO), Mineralogy and Petrology (UPV) and Biogeochemistry of Stable Isotopes (IACT) Professor of the SEG-SGA-UNESCO Latinamerican Metallogeny Course (2001-2017), master CODELCO-Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile), master courses (Universidad de Bahía Blanca, Argentina), program MECE3 of the Universidad de Chile and 23 monographic courses in Universities and International Meetings. Participation in research projects and scientific expeditions to Chile, Perú, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, República Dominicana, Rusia, Turquía, Georgia, Armenia, Namibia, Australia, Ethiopia and Angola. Participation in the organization of 43 meetings (SGA, Goldschmidt Conference, SEG, CGI, EAG), including field trips 29 invited conferences in universities, mining companies and research centres, including GFZ Potsdam, ETH Zurich, British Geological Survey, NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory, Universities of Tasmania, Geneve, Lulea, Chile, Sao Paulo, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Geological Survey of Canada, Turkish Geological Survey... Reviewer of Scientific Proposals and Centres of Excellence in Spain, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Argentina, Czech Republic, Canada, UK, France and Switzerland. Peer reviewer in 31 scientific journals, including Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications and Geology
Interview with the candidates
  • Yes
Students with disabilities
  • Yes