[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in Contaminant Hydrogeology/Geochemistry at the University of British Columbia

Postdoctoral Fellow in Contaminant Hydrogeology/Geochemistry at the University of British ColumbiaThe Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of contaminant hydrogeology or geochemistry to join our Energy and Environment Research initiative (http://eeri.ubc.ca).  The principal tasks are to support research into the environmental effects of shale-gas development in British Columbia; with particular focus on fugitive natural gas including migration processes. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and publish peer-reviewed papers and reports for funders, pursue research in the lab and field, help support graduate students, organize field work, and liaise with local community groups, First Nations, industry and provincial agencies. There is an opportunity to contribute to other projects in the UBC hydrogeology group.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in the field of contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry, or related, and a record of research competence demonstrated by sustained publication in the peer-reviewed international scientific literature is required. Additionally, we seek a candidate with significant experience conducting hydrogeologic field investigations (including drilling supervision, monitoring well installation and hydraulic testing/sampling) as well as experience characterizing and interpreting dissolved gases in groundwater. Some knowledge of and experience in reactive-transport modeling and/or multiphase flow would also be considered an asset. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be well organized and be a team player. A one-year appointment will begin as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified; the appointment can be extended for one or more years. Salary is dependent upon educational level and experience; the starting salary is $60,000.00 CAD per annum + benefits.

Applications, including a 1 page cover letter, CV, copies of two relevant publications, and the names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three referees should be sent to Dana Caudle, Head’s Coordinator, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 e-mail: headsec@eoas.ubc.ca. The application deadline is March 17, 2019 but it will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found. 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes expressions of interest from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  

Roger Beckie  

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