2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship/ Research in Hydrogeology/Reactive Transport Modelling at University of British Columbia, Canada

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The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of reactive transport modelling. The successful applicant will conduct research for collaborative projects between the University of British Columbia (Dr. Ulrich Mayer) and the University of New Brunswick (Dr. Kerry MacQuarrie). The work will involve the modelling of natural systems constrained by available hydrogeochemical data sets, and the further development of the existing reactive transport code MIN3P-NWMO to extend the capabilities and efficiency of the model. Initially, the model development will include the implementation of multicomponent diffusion, electrochemical migration, surface complexation including electrostatic effects, anion exclusion, and enhanced diffusion through the diffusive double layer. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the management and direction of a modelling group currently including 2 PDFs and 4 PhD students.

Candidates with a quantitative background in hydrogeology and geochemistry are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D., strong programming skills, and experience in the development and application of multicomponent reactive transport models are required. The appointment will begin as soon as a qualified scientist has been identified

Deadline: January 31, 2012

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