Postdoctoral position in Mining and Rock Engineering

Subject Description

Mining and Rock Engineering comprises mining technology, rock engineering and rock mechanics, including rock mass properties, design of rock excavations and tunneling as well as planning and production processes related to both mining and civil engineering.

Project description

The MRE group at LTU is expanding its research activities to encompass areas that are becoming significantly important to the Swedish mining industry and also globally. One such challenge is to seek alternative methods of underground mining with increasing depth. On a general note, the traditional mining methods are becoming unstainable given the ever-increasing demands for greener, socially, and environmentally sustainable mining practices, deep mining depths and compliance to international transparency standards. In the light of this, a fully funded postdoctoral position is created to investigate new ways of underground mining, under the theme Alternative Mining Methods. The position is jointly funded by Boliden Minerals AB and Luleå University of Technology through Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (SUN) program. The post doctor will work closely with the mining industry in Sweden to execute this project. Visits to mines in selected countries will complement the research. The case studies will focus on Boliden’s mining scenarios.

Further information

Postdoctoral position is for two years with placement in Luleå. Starting as soon as possible in autumn 2023.

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor David Saiang. Tel: (+46)920-49 3407 or (+46)72-530 1072. Email:

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Final date for applications: 31 August, 2023

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