Posting Date: September 18, 2015
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1 yr
Department: Geography and Planning, Queen’s University
Description of Area or Topic of Research: Characterization of dissolved organic matter in permafrost watersheds
The research will involve the use of optical and chemical methods to characterize the content and nature of dissolved organic matter in surface water, soils and permafrost as extracted from cores collected from sites across the Canadian Arctic. The work will require laboratory analyses be conducted in the FaBRECC lab (http://geog.queensu.ca/Lafreniere/index.htm) at Queen’s university for approximately the first half of the appointment followed by data analyses and interpretation. It is expected that this work would result in at least one publication submitted within the term of the appointment. The position will also afford the successful applicant the opportunity to participate in other research endeavors and to assist in supervision and training of students in laboratory according to their interests and qualifications.
Supervision and Academic Unit: Dr. Melissa Lafrenière, Department of Geography and Planning
Remuneration: $40,000 per year.
Start Date and Duration of Appointment: October 15st, 2015 or before if possible. 1 year duration, possibility of extension
Required Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline and analytical experience with water quality analyses, preferably in the quantification and characterization of dissolved organic matter. Strong record of publication in peer reviewed literature.
Required Documentation: Please submit a cover letter including a statement of your current and prospective research interests, a CV, and the names of three referees.
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and considered until September 28th,
Application Procedure: Please submit your application via email to Melissa.email@example.com
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
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