The Department of Earth Sciences is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work under Professor Chris Ballentine. The project that the Research Assistant will be working on revolves around native hydrogen gas which can be found in distinct geological contexts. The hydrogen gas plays a fundamental role in the deep biosphere carbon cycle and could be an alternative clean societal energy source. This project requires a postdoctoral scientist to collect samples from the field in the Sao Francisco basin in Brazil. From the interpretation of noble gas and stable isotope analysis, this project will contribute to our understanding of subsurface hydrogen gas generation and transport mechanisms.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in geochemistry or a related subject at the time of starting the post, an excellent publication track record, experience in a gas or wet geochemistry laboratory environment, and experience working as part of a team. This project is funded by Total in collaboration with the University of Toronto. Reporting will be through project team meetings, presentations at international conferences and publication of scientific papers.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 midday on 1 June 2018. APPLY HERE.
Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. All candidates will be evaluated for employment without regard to gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. The department holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award.