Postdoc Opportunity: Land/water reclamation/remediation, University of Alberta

Posting: We seek a highly motivated postdoc for a project that develops novel materials for the remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil and water. We study the effectiveness of such novel materials and explore the mechanisms involved in affecting their efficiency for land and water remediation/reclamation. The project is in collaboration with Professors Anne Naeth (Renewable Resources), Mohamed Gamal El-Din (Environmental Engineering) and others. In addition to working within the project to meet project objectives, independent lines of research in related areas are encouraged. There is room to develop the appointee’s own research interest.

The position is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Funding is available for one year with the possibility for renewal for a second year depending on the continued availability of funding and the performance of the postdoc. A competitive salary of ~$50k/year will be provided depending on the qualification of the appointee.

Persons with training in soil chemistry, environmental sciences, or other related fields are encouraged to apply. Ability to communicate effectively in English and evidence of productivity (high quality peer-reviewed publications) from previous work are essential. The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently but at the same time be a good team player.

The position is available from September 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To be considered, please send an unofficial copy of your university transcripts, curriculum vitae, names and contact details of two referees, and a short statement (maximum two pages) of your research interest by email (send in one PDF file). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered and only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Dr. Scott Chang, Professor
Tel: (780) 492-6375; Fax: (780) 492-1767
Email: sxchang@ualberta.ca
Web: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=HOAQkSwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao