As part of the University of Minnesota system research enterprise, The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) employs over 140 scientists, engineers, technicians, staff and students in two industrial research facilities.
NRRI has the following positions open:
Economic Geologist - For more information and to apply, please see this link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343551
This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research projects, many of which may span several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industry expertise in the areas of Applied Geology / Economic Geology; a demonstrated record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding; a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports, presentations, and maps; an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing collaborative research programs across the Institute; and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Process Mineralogist Research Scientist - For more information and to apply, please see this link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/344428
This senior level research position is responsible for the development, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, integrating geological, mining, metallurgical, environmental, and economic information. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and knowledge in geology, metallurgy, applied/process mineralogy and associated mineral process chemistry and engineering, a record of leading a successful research program with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, a record of reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs, and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Minerals Processing and Metallurgy Research Scientist - For more information and to apply, please see this link: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343554
This senior level research position is responsible for the genesis, planning, oversight, and execution of one or more complex research programs, potentially spanning several years of investigation. The successful candidate must have significant industrial/business experience and expertise in Minerals Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy and Extractive Metallurgy, a record of successful research program creation and leadership with attraction of funding, a record of peer-reviewed publications, reports and presentations, an ability to both lead and contribute to ongoing research programs and excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
These positions will remain open until filled.
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As part of the University of Minnesota system research enterprise, NRRI employs over 140 scientists, engineers, technicians, staff and students in two industrial research facilities. Through collaborative partnerships, we deliver the innovative tools and solutions needed to utilize and sustain Minnesota’s precious natural resources.
Applied Research Platforms
NRRI’s strategic research platforms define our unique capabilities and programs. These platforms address Minnesota’s soil, forest, water and mineral resources:
- Applied Ecology and Resource Management
- Minerals and Metallurgy
- Materials and Bioeconomy
- Data Collection and Delivery
- Commercialization Services
- Two Industrial Research Facilities
NRRI has extensive laboratory capabilities to discover and deliver at the bench-to-pilot scales, reducing risk inherent in commercializing innovations. NRRI in Duluth has 19 labs to meeting the needs of land, wildlife, water and minerals research. There’s also an additive manufacturing lab and several technology development labs. NRRI’s facility in Coleraine is a 27-acre site focused on minerals and bio-based energy research.
To foster the economic development of Minnesota’s natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment.
- Minnesota State Legislature, 1983
NRRI was formed by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1983 to leverage the applied research power of the University of Minnesota as an economic development engine for the state. This is one way in which the University of Minnesota fulfills its land grant university mission.
Deliver integrated research solutions that value our resources, environment and economy for a sustainable and resilient future.
Discover the economy of the future.
NRRI research informs decisions on natural resource utilization and drives economic opportunities for the State of Minnesota and beyond. The economy of the future will be defined by the natural resource nexus of water, energy and materials within the sustainable development nexus of the environment, economy and society. NRRI seeks to develop a portfolio of opportunities for Minnesota.
NRRI Core Values
- Safety | Safety comes first in all that we do.
- Quality | There is no compromise on the quality of our work. We aim for top quality in everything we do.
- Innovation | The key to our future is innovation. We actively embrace new ideas, tools, approaches and partnerships.
- Integrity | Our integrity is the foundation of our public trust; We maintain an honest, unbiased approach in all that we do. We enter all conversations and relationships with respect for one another and the environment.
- Collaboration | We continually work to develop and nurture productive relationships. It's how we get things done!
- Partnership | We strive to serve our partners and our stakeholders. We actively seek the voice of our rightholders, stakeholders, clients and partners.
For more information please visit https://www.nrri.umn.edu/