GSMI - Professor in Data Science

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Morocco (MA)
24 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Mohammed VI polytechnic University (UM6P)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.  

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems.


Geology and Sustainable Mining Institute (GSMI) is based on a new strategic vision of research and training, based on the integration of the different components of the mining life cycle (geology, extraction, mineral processing, sustainable mining, mining environment and CSR). In addition to conventional mineral resources (phosphates, metals, etc.), the institute will also develop new topics such as mining economics, water management in the mine, decarbonization of the mining cycle, CSR, etc.

Job Description

The Geology and Sustainable Mining Institute (GSMI) of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) invites applications for a full-time researcher position in datascience applied to geosciences, with a particular focus on the use of AI in mineralogy, ore processing, water treatment, and prediction of geochemical behavior of solid mine waste.

The expected start date is September 1st, 2023. The appointment will be at the scientist/professor level depending on the CV and past experience of the successful candidate.

The candidate is expected to combine machine learning and geosciences to develop innovative research related to geo-informatic. We seek candidates whose research interests complement and enhance the existing GSMI strengths. The candidate must demonstrate a proven ability to design, coordinate and organize scientific research projects, as well as to establish intra and extramural funded research programs. The ability to develop partnerships with industry and state entities is highly desirable. Finally, the candidate should demonstrate good address for meeting and conferring with others, and potential for academic and scientific leadership. Strong skills in coding using R, Python and Matlab will be a plus. The successful candidate will contribute to building a solid research portfolio at the Institute.

Areas of research:

  • Geo-informatic
  • Data analysis
  • Ore mineralogy
  • Big data management
  • Geographical information systems / remote sensing

Required documents include:

  • Application letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Description of the most significant scientific achievements,
  • List of publications,
  • Digital copy and summary of the PhD thesis,
  • Statement of research interests and plans,
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience,
  • 5 reference letters, 
  • Any other documents that the candidate considers important for the recruitment process.

All documents above should be zipped in a single file.

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