Postdoctoral Positions in Isotope Geochemistry and Contaminant Hydrogeology Stable Isotope Laboratory, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral fellows in earth sciences, hydrogeology, environmental chemistry, isotope geochemistry and/or microbiology sought for research projects in compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) to investigate the fate and transport of hydrocarbon contaminants in the subsurface and at the groundwater-surface water interface. Novel instrumental approaches have been developed that target discharge zones between groundwater and surface waters and enable application of CSIA at fine spatial scale across this important redox transition zone. Through a combination of field, laboratory and modelling approaches we hope to explore the controls of diffusion, advective transport, sorption and biodegradation on contaminant profiles and isotopic signatures with the goal of refining the ability of CSIA to address biodegradation rates at contaminated sites for a variety of important hydrocarbon pollutants impacting soils, groundwaters, surface waters and the atmosphere. Active collaborations and interactions with industry partners and international collaborators provide an enriching and rewarding intellectual environment.
Applicants with a PhD in earth sciences, chemistry, microbiology, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Applicants please send a detailed CV, statement of research interests and potential fit to the team, along with 3 letters of recommendation directly to:
Dr. B. Sherwood Lollar Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto 22 Russell Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B1 Canada Tel: 416-978-0770 Email: email@example.com
Due Date: Position is open immediately and will remain open until the position(s) are filled.
About University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. U of T has a 160-year history of educating leaders in the Canadian resource and exploration industries. The Department of Earth Sciences' internationally-regarded scientists are pioneers in modern mineral exploration techniques and strategies. Today, it encompasses an impressive range of research and teaching strengths in earth and planetary materials, geophysics and geodynamics, sedimentary geology and environmental earth sciences. Our goal is to strengthen the core expertise and expand the curriculum in order to meet the demand for highly-qualified geosciences professionals.