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
M5S 3B1 Canada
Due Date: Position is open immediately and will remain open until the position(s) are filled.