Graduate Student Position in Environmental Soil Chemistry, University of Delaware

A position is available for a graduate student, at the doctoral level, in the Environmental Soil Chemistry group of Donald L. Sparks, at the University of Delaware. The student could pursue research in several areas including climate change impacts on C cycling in soils, water salinization effects on biogeochemistry of nutrients in coastal ecosystems, and sea level rise effects on toxic metal transformations. The student should preferably have a M.S. degree in soil chemistry, geochemistry, or environmental chemistry with experience in materials (i.e., soils, minerals, carbon) characterization techniques, kinetic measurements, and molecular scale tools, particularly synchrotron-based and infrared spectroscopy.  The student would join a vibrant graduate program with excellent doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and visiting scholars. Our group is located in an interdisciplinary science and engineering building with modern laboratories, world class materials characterization, microscopy, and surface chemistry core facilities and is also home to allied disciplinary research groups in geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental chemistry and engineering, materials science, and chemical engineering.

 

Interested students should send a cover letter including research interests along with a CV to:

Donald L. Sparks, Unidel S. Hallock du Pont Chair and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute, Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, 221 Academy St., Suite 250A, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. dlsparks@udel.edu.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Geochemical Modeling at UCLA
The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction (LC2) Materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with a background in geochemistry to work on geochemical modeling of highly concentrated brines. The details can be found:  https://sciences.AcademicKeys.com/job/qltimv9h
 
Postdoctoral Researcher – Carbonate Mineralization Processes at UCLA
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to work on Carbonate Mineralization Processes. The details can be found:https://sciences.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job%5bIDX%5d=106463
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate – X-ray/Neutron Scattering Geochemist: 
 ORNL’s Geochemistry and Interfacial Sciences Group is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to conduct fundamental studies to understand the structure, dynamics, and reactivity of crystalline and amorphous solids, aqueous solutes, and porous materials using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. You will be working on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program entitled “Atomic- To Pore-Scale Geochemical Processes” whose goal is to attain a fundamental, predictive understanding of key fluid-mineral interactions, their effect on mineral nucleation, growth and dissolution, and the resulting evolution of porosity and permeability in geologic media. As a postdoc, you’ll be working within a highly collaborative team environment both within ORNL and with our partner institutions. Eligible candidates will have a chemical, geochemical, or physics background and experience with X-ray/neutron scattering approaches at synchrotron-based light sources and/or spallation/reactor neutron sources.  These include, but are not limited to, measurements using pair distribution functions, diffraction, quasi-elastic neutron scattering, inelastic neutron scattering, small and ultra-small angle scattering, and/or tomography. We’re also looking for someone with experience in methods to analyze and model the scattering data (e.g., PDFgui, RMCprofile, IRENA, DAVE, etc.). This position resides in the Geochemistry and Interfacial Sciences Group (GIS) in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
 For more information and/or to apply for this position go to: bit.ly/xRayNeutron
To learn more about GIS group at ORNL go to: https://www.ornl.gov/division/csd/geochemistry-interfacial-sciences
To learn more about GIS group at ORNL go to: https://www.ornl.gov/division/csd/geochemistry-interfacial-sciences
 
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.
 
For more information and/or to apply for this position go to: bit.ly/xRayNeutron
To learn more about GIS group at ORNL go to: https://www.ornl.gov/division/csd/geochemistry-interfacial-sciences
 
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.
 

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