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Postdoctoral research position in enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization

American Geophysical Union, Canada

The Opportunity
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Trent University to carry out research on enhanced rock weathering (ERW) and CO2 mineralization for carbon dioxide removal. The successful applicant will conduct laboratory experiments to study mineral-water-gas interactions and/or microbially mediated processes as it relates to accelerating ERW and CO2 mineralization using mine wastes. Opportunities to conduct fieldwork and experiments at operating mines will also be possible. The postdoctoral researcher will become part of a dynamic research network with opportunities for inter-laboratory collaboration. The position will be based in the Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory (powergeolab.com) with Prof. Ian Power, Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Environmental Geoscience, in the Trent School of the Environment.  

The successful applicant will have experience and skills in one or more of the following fields: aqueous geochemistry, geomicrobiology, soil geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology, and mine site remediation, as well as an outstanding publication record. The candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth sciences or a closely allied field. They will be independent, creative thinkers, and team players who can work across fields and with industry partners. Fluent English is required for the position and a full driver’s licence is beneficial. The candidates must be technically capable in the laboratory and have experience doing fieldwork.

Terms of appointment
The initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. Salary is dependent on experience of the candidate. Healthcare benefits are provided as part of the terms of employment.

Commitment to diversity
Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact Powergeolab@gmail.com.

How to apply
Review of applications will begin on August 28th, 2020 until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to commence work by January 2021 or thereabouts. Applications should consist of (1) a short cover letter outlining how the candidate fulfills the requirements of the position, (2) a full CV, (3) a 1–2 page letter of research interests that aligns Dr. Power’s research program, and (4) contact information for no less than 3 referees. Applications should be sent as a single PDF to Powergeolab@gmail.com. Queries about this opportunity should be sent to the same email address.


PhD position on the mechanics of the largest subduction earthquake (4 yrs)

Job description:

We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work on the research project Fingerprinting vertical land motion from the earthquake cycle above subduction zones. An interdisciplinary team involving Rob Govers (Tectonophysics group) at Utrecht University, Femke Vossepoel (Geophysical Data Assimilation) and Riccardo Riva (Sea Level and Geophysics) from Technical University Delft seeks a PhD student to work in a collaborative programme on the mechanics of the largest earthquakes.

Large subduction earthquakes can induce meter-scale vertical land displacements along seashore regions that can be 100s of kilometres long. The displacements are spatially highly variable in both sign (up or down) and magnitude. Recent observations demonstrate that the displacements evolve rapidly during the early post-seismic period. Vertical land motions continue during other stages of the earthquake cycle. These continual relative sea level changes can be very impactful for coastal communities.

We will use data assimilation for combined updates of steady parameters and states of 3D mechanical finite element models. This innovative approach is designed to overcome the major limitations of recent studies. We will use 3-component GNSS time series, tide gauge data corrected with data from satellite altimetry, leveling data, and available geological data to constrain the (relative importance of the) earth processes that cause vertical motions of the land surface and ocean floor during various stages of the megathrust earthquake cycle.

We investigate two subduction margins where very large earthquakes happened since the GNSS network came online, and where the network density is high (Tohoku and Maule). We constrain the information content of the observations regarding earthquake cycle processes. We will test our hypothesis that these processes are the same at different subduction margins and that observational differences are driven by differences in margin geometry. We will assimilate uplift/subsidence data for the post-seismic period of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, where modern GNSS time series came online ~4 decades after the event. Question will be to what extent the data assimilation tightens the constraints on parameters and model states in a context where we (may have to) assume that the processes are very similar to other margins. If successful, our new approach can be applied to forecast sea level changes due to the megathrust earthquake cycle.

You will be expected to publish the results in papers in top journals. You will work in the Tectonophysics team, led by Dr Govers, which includes 3 PhD students and Postdocs, and a model Support Technician. Up to 10% of your time will be dedicated to assisting in the BSc and MSc teaching programmes of the Department of Earth Sciences. A personalised training programme will be set up and mutually agreed upon recruitment, which will reflect your training needs and career objectives.

The project is financed for the entire 4-year PhD period by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


You are an enthusiastic graduate student holding an MSc degree in a relevant field for the position. In particular:

  • you should have a relevant background in numerical geomechanics, ideally with ample experience with FEM;
  • you are expected to be intimately familiar with Linux-like systems, to be fluent in at least one modern computer language (Fortran, C, C++);
  • you should have the ambition to excel in this field, have a background in geophysics, and have a strong interest in earthquakes.

It is essential that you are willing and able to interact in a multidisciplinary team. Important accessory qualifications include positive social/verbal/communication skills, determination, willingness to travel abroad, eagerness to develop multidisciplinary skills, and ability to share and explain results to other researchers (also from other disciplines). You should have excellent written and spoken English skills.

Terms of employment:

The successful candidate will be offered a full-time PhD position at first for one year. Depending on a successful assessment this may be extended to a total period of four years, with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period.

Employment conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary starts with € 2,395,- in the first year and increases to € 3,061,- in the fourth year of employment with a full-time appointment. The salary is supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. In addition, we offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions. Facilities for sports and childcare are available on our main campus (where the Department of Earth Sciences is situated), which is located only 15 minutes away from the historical city centre of Utrecht.

About the organisation:

The Utrecht Faculty of Geosciences studies the Earth: from the Earth’s core to its surface, including man’s spatial and material utilisation of the Earth – always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. With 3400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty of Geosciences is organised in four Departments: Earth Sciences, Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Physical Geography, and Sustainable Development.

The Department of Earth Sciences conducts teaching and research across the full range of the solid Earth and environmental Earth sciences, with activities in almost all areas of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, biogeology and hydrogeology. The department hosts a highly international group of more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers and houses, or has access to, a wide variety of world-class laboratories.

Additional information:

For additional information please contact the project leader Dr Rob Govers, R.M.A.Govers@uu.nl.

How to apply:

To apply, please follow this link and the guidelines mentioned there. The application deadline is October 25, 2020. Evaluations and interviews are planned soon thereafter. We aim to fill the position during the fall of 2020. Online screening may be part of the selection. Commercial response to this ad is not appreciated.




















1 现在越来越多的学校,开始对于雅思或者托福有要求了,这个PETS5或者培训班结业证书都是国内的,国际上不承认;

2 英语对于出国读书,确实是非常重要;(详细见两手抓,两手都要硬,一手抓英语口语

3 通过一门考试,给自己设定一个目标值,这样学习英语有一个动力和目标。人之初,性本懒,通过去考雅思,更好的促进英语水平的提升。

4 申请公派的其他语言考试,时间都比较局限或者选择性比较小,所以可能到时候就没时间参加了。


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1.参加“全国外语水平考试 (WSK)”并达到合格标准。各语种要求如下:

– 英语(PETS5):笔试总分55分(含)以上,其中听力部分18分(含)以上,口试总分3分(含)以上;

– 德语(NTD):笔试总分65分(含)以上;

– 法语(TNF):笔试总分60分(含)以上;

– 日语(NNS)/俄语(ТЛРЯ):笔试总分60分(含)以上,其中口试总分3分(含)以上。




– 英语:高级班结业证书;

– 德语、法语、日语、俄语、西班牙语、意大利语:中级班结业证书。























2.全国外语水平考试(WSK)的证明材料为全国外语水平考试 (WSK)成绩通知单。考试时间请在每年一月查询教育部考试中心网站 www.neea.edu.cn



5.德语、法语、西班牙语、意大利语达到欧洲统一语言参考框架(CECRL)B2级包括参加相应语种考试并取得等同于CECRL B2级的证书或成绩,如德语TestDaF12分以上,法语TEF541分以上、TCF400分以上、DELFB2,西班牙语TELEB2,意大利语CELI3、CILSDue B2、PLIDA B2等。






申请国外 PhD,套瓷信应该避免哪些问题?

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