Postdoctoral Research Associate positionArea: reactive transport during carbon storage in seafloor basalts Duration: Up to 3 years, depending on progress and fundingStart date: January 2020 (negotiable)Salary: ≥$45,000/year plus benefits – negotiable based on funding, qualifications, and experienceApplication Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin on November 29, 2019
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position funded for up to 3 years by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions working on a joint project between the Universities of Calgary, British Columbia, and Victoria. The project is aimed at understanding the processes governing CO2 storage in oceanic basalts. More information about the scale and scope of the project may be found here: https://www.uvic.ca/news/media/2019+solid-carbon-partnership+media-release. The successful candidate will employ a reactive transport modeling approach to assess the feasible rates of CO2 injection at Ocean Networks Canada’s Cascadia Basin site in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and adapt this approach to the evaluation of other prospective sites globally. Hydrogeologic and reactive transport modeling of the associated processes will be the primary focus, with additional work effort dedicated to performing fluid-rock reaction experiments at conditions matching those in the study area to calibrate the modelling efforts.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in the geosciences or a closely related field, including but not limited to geology, geochemistry, or hydrogeology. Experience using hydrogeological and/or reactive transport models is imperative. Familiarity with performing water-rock interaction experiments will be viewed favorably. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, intellectual independence, and a willingness to explore unfamiliar aspects of the geosciences.
The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Drs. Benjamin Tutolo and Rachel Lauer at the University of Calgary and Dr. Laurence Coogan at the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Dr. Gregory Dipple at the University of British Columbia and other members of the “Solid Carbon” project partnership team. They will have routine access to the University of Calgary’s Advanced Research Computing cluster and hydrogeologic, geochemical, and reactive transport modeling software as well as an extensive suite of experimental and analytical tools for performing and characterizing water-rock-CO2 interaction experiments.
Applications, consisting of a single PDF file combining the four documents listed below, should be emailed directly to Dr. Benjamin Tutolo (email@example.com). Please also direct any inquiries about the position to Dr. Tutolo. Evaluation of applications will begin on November 29, 2019.
More information about ongoing work in our research groups at the University of Calgary and the University of Victoria may be found at: www.lauer-geofluids.xyz, www.geoscience.ucalgary.ca/reactive-transport/ and http://web.uvic.ca/~lacoogan/Site/Laurence_Coogan.html
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