Multiple Positions Available

Date: 
13 July 2012

Multiple Positions Available

1. University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks PhD Student
Water Mobility in Frozen Soils
Fairbanks, Alaska

2. Penn State seeks 5 Postdoctoral Researchers
Institutes of Energy and Environment
University Park, Pennsylvania

3. Memorial University seeks Three Research Associates
Mineral Deposits / Aboriginal Communities / Soil Science
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

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1. University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks PhD Student
Water Mobility in Frozen Soils
Fairbanks, Alaska

The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a PhD student to study water
mobility in frozen soils, through a research program sponsored by the
National Science Foundation (NSF). The position is expected to provide a
twelve-month salary for four years, and will be based in Fairbanks,
Alaska.

The project will use a combination of state-of-the-art measurement
techniques to quantify relationships among key variables in soil
freezing and thawing processes, namely unfrozen water content and
mobility, soil zeta potential, and soil micro-fabric. Results from this
research will improve understanding of how frozen ground behaves as it
interacts with thermal changes in the surrounding environment.

Priority will be given to candidates with a BS or MSc degree in
engineering or physical science, and experience with, or strong interest
in, soils, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, and NMR, ESEM, and XRD
measurement techniques. Interested candidates should send a letter of
interest, and curriculum vitae, and contact details (including email)
for two references to Margaret Darrow (mmdarrow@uaf.edu).

For further information on the UAF Graduate School, please go to:
http://www.uaf.edu/gradsch/.

For further information on the research, please go to:
http://ine.uaf.edu/people/margaret-darrow/.

For questions, please contact:
Margaret Darrow
Email: mmdarrow@uaf.edu

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2. Penn State seeks 5 Postdoctoral Researchers
Institutes of Energy and Environment
University Park, Pennsylvania

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and Environment (PSIEE) seek to hire
five postdoctoral research scholars. The positions will be based in
University Park, Pennsylvania.

The positions will each be based in one of five areas, including Water
Science (broadly defined) and Biogeochemical Cycles. The successful
applicants will collaborate with more than one scientist/faculty member
at Penn State and leverage resources or projects on-going at Penn State.
A short research prospectus is required.

These are prestigious two-year appointments with budget for research
materials, travel, etc. The positions will start in the fall, but the
specific date is flexible.

Application review begins: Friday, 27 July 2012.

For further information, including application details, please go to:
http://www.psiee.psu.edu/open_positions.asp.

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3. Memorial University seeks Three Research Associates
Mineral Deposits / Aboriginal Communities / Soil Science
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Memorial University/Labrador Institute seeks to hire three research
associates. The positions will be based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay,
Newfoundland, Canada.

One position will be responsible for conducting scientific research to
provide mining and mineral exploration companies, as well as relevant
licensing and governance bodies operating in Labrador, with key
technical information that can ultimately lead toward the opening of new
mineral mining operations. The second will conduct research that will
provide key information leading to the development of appropriate,
evidence-based curricula for Innu and Inuit education students,
encompassing the fields of education, social, historical, and political
studies. The last will be responsible for leading the development of a
soils research program based in Labrador which will provide key
technical information that can lead to sustainable development and
evidence-based resource management.

Application deadline for all three positions: Friday, 20 July 2012.

For the full job posting and application instructions for each position,
please go to: http://www.mun.ca/labradorinstitute/positions/index.php.

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