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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.  

Qualifications
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.

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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).

Qualifications:

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.

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雅思还没考出来,CSC是不是凉凉了?一文读懂公派语言要求

临近申请CSC公派,很多准备的晚的同学,一看到自己雅思还没准备或者还没考出来,就慌了,我是不是今年肯定来不及申请公派了。

那么,雅思是不是申请CSC的必要条件呢?(或者托福,意思是一样,但毕竟国内还是考雅思的占大多数)

当然不是!

申请CSC国家建设高水平大学公派研究生项目攻读博士或者博士联合培养,对于语言的要求,其实没有那么高,雅思不是一个必要条件,只是语言要求之一。

下面给大家列一下CSC支持的语言证明类型:
1.外语专业本科(含)以上毕业(专业语种应与留学目的国使用语种一致)。

2.近十年内曾在同一语种国家留学一学年(8-12个月)或连续工作一年(含)以上。

3.参加“全国外语水平考试”(WSK)并达到合格标准。

4.参加雅思(学术类)、托福、德、法、意、西、日、韩语水平考试,成绩达到以下标准:雅思6.5分,托福(IBT)95分,德、法、意、西语达到欧洲统一语言参考框架(CECRL)的B2级,日语达到二级(N2),韩语达到TOPIK4级。

5.曾在教育部指定出国留学培训部参加相关语种培训并获得结业证书(英语为高级班,其他语种为中级班)。

6.通过国外拟留学单位组织的面试、考试等方式达到其语言要求。应在外方入学通知书(正式邀请信)中注明或单独出具证明。

第一个就是本身英语(或别的语种)专业的,基本不存在;

第二个是如果之前有过留学经历的,可以免除语言证明。上传资料用“留学回国人员证明”代替;

第三个是WSK考试,WSK是为了鉴定非外语专业人员的外语水平而设置的考试,其成绩主要用于选拔国家公派出国留学人员。设英语(PETS-5)、法语(TNF)、德语(NTD)、日语(NNS)和俄语(ТПРЯ)五个语种。(所以对于英语就是PETS5,不过这个考试一年也就两次,一次是5月,一次是11月。所以参加的人不太多。)
第四个就是雅思或者托福了;(因为考试非常多,培训机构非常多,所以这个是最多人去准备的)

第五个是每年1月份的各个培训班的三周培训,考试通过后获得结业证书;(这个相对是最容易的,所以每年会有很多人去参加,但是一年就一次,所以也是需要提早准备的)

第六个是教授或者学校出具的语言证明;(这个是随时可以获得的,没有时间限制,难点是要和教授去说明及沟通这个事情)

所以,雅思还没开始准备或者还没考出来的同学们,不要慌。就算现在才刚刚开始准备套瓷,仍然有机会去拿到offer以及语言证明,并最终有资格参加CSC的申请。offer才是CSC申请的最难关。

当然,对于申请学校还比较早的同学,我现在都是建议去考雅思或者托福了。有以下几点原因:

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。

当然,雅思或者托福的成绩有效期是两年,所以也没必要太早考,一般需要成绩的时间倒推两年之内去考完是比较理想的。

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国家公派出国留学外语合格条件(2020.9月版)

一、高级研究学者、访问学者及博士后类别申请人,外语水平需达到以下条件之一:

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。

2.外语专业本科(含)以上毕业(专业语种应与留学目的国使用的语种一致)。

3.近十年内曾在同一语种国家或地区连续留学8个月(含)以上,或连续工作12个月(含)以上,或曾以国家公派高级研究学者身份留学3个月(含)以上。

4.曾在教育部指定出国留学人员培训部参加相应语种培训并获结业证书。各语种要求如下:

– 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。

5.参加雅思、托福、德语、法语、西班牙语、意大利语、日语、韩语水平考试,成绩达到以下标准:

雅思(学术类)6.5分、托福网考95分;

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;

日语达到日本语能力测试(JLPT)三级(N3);

韩语达到TOPIK3级。

6.赴其他语种(除英语、德语、法语、日语、俄语、西班牙语、意大利语以外)国家留学者,通过国外拟留学单位组织的对该语种的面试或考试等方式达到其语言要求(应在外方邀请信中注明或单独出具证明)。

二、博士研究生、联合培养博士研究生、硕士研究生及联合培养硕士研究生类别申请人,外语水平需达到以下条件之一:

1.外语专业本科(含)以上毕业(专业语种应与留学目的国使用语种一致)。

2.近十年内曾在同一语种国家留学一学年(8-12个月)或连续工作一年(含)以上。

3.参加“全国外语水平考试”(WSK)并达到合格标准。

4.参加雅思(学术类)、托福、德、法、意、西、日、韩语水平考试,成绩达到以下标准:雅思6.5分,托福(IBT)95分,德、法、意、西语达到欧洲统一语言参考框架(CECRL)的B2级,日语达到二级(N2),韩语达到TOPIK4级。

5.曾在教育部指定出国留学培训部参加相关语种培训并获得结业证书(英语为高级班,其他语种为中级班)。

6.通过国外拟留学单位组织的面试、考试等方式达到其语言要求。应在外方入学通知书(正式邀请信)中注明或单独出具证明,内容须明确具体面试、考试形式及主要内容。

三、本科插班生类别申请人,外语水平需达到以下条件之一:

1.外语专业在读本科二年级(含)以上学生(一外语种应与留学目的国使用语种一致)。

2.曾在同一语种国家留学一学年(8-12个月)以上。

3.参加“全国外语水平考试”(WSK)并达到合格标准。

4.曾在教育部指定出国留学培训部参加相关语种培训并获得结业证书(英语为高级班,其他语种为中级班)。

5.参加雅思(学术类)、托福、德、法、意、西、日、韩语水平考试,成绩达到以下标准:雅思6.5分,托福95分,德、法、意、西语达到欧洲统一语言参考框架(CECRL)的B2级,日语达到二级(N2),韩语达到TOPIK4级。

6.通过国外拟留学单位组织的面试或笔试达到其语言要求,可在外方邀请信中注明或单独出具证明,须注明考试方式、主考人。

四、关于外语合格条件的说明

1.上述外语合格条件系留学人员申请和派出的统一标准,申请时合格且外语成绩证明在有效期内,派出时即可视为外语合格。全国外语水平考试(WSK)、教育部出国留学人员培训部结业证书、雅思、托福、欧洲统一语言参考框架(CECRL)、韩语(TOPIK)、日语(JLPT)成绩有效期均为两年。

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

3.外语专业本科(含)以上毕业的证明材料为学历或学位证书。

4.曾在同一语种国家或地区留学或工作的证明材料为:我驻外使(领)馆出具的《留学回国人员证明》或曾留学单位及工作单位人事部门分别出具的在外学习或工作的证明。对曾留学国与拟留学国使用语言不一致的,须另行提供曾留学单位出具的工作语言为相应语种的证明。

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。

6.赴非英语国家外语合格条件的说明

外方邀请信须明确工作语言。对外方邀请信中明确表述可使用英语作为工作语言的留学人员,英语达到国家公派合格标准也可以申请并派出,派出前可按自愿原则到有关教育部出国留学人员培训部参加对象国语言初级培训,申报时提交英语水平证明材料即可;对外方邀请信中明确表述使用英语以外语种作为工作语言的留学人员(含邀请信中未明确工作语言者),应达到上述外语合格条件规定的相应语种合格要求,并提交相应外语水平证明材料。

7.参加教育部指定出国留学人员培训部外语培训者,由申请人自行联系有关培训部参加培训。各培训部培训语种、联系电话等信息请查阅《教育部指定出国留学人员培训部培训语种及联系电话》。培训前,申请人需参加有关培训部组织的水平测试,并根据测试结果安排相应级别的培训。参加英语高级班培训的人员,须参加全国统一结业考试。

8.项目有具体要求的,以各项目选派办法为准。

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申请国外 PhD,套瓷信应该避免哪些问题?

作者:Bear Guts
链接:https://www.zhihu.com/question/25422621/answer/33369798
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由于研究方向和所在的管理职位,我差不多每周都能收到10多封套磁信,主要来源于中国、大印度、马来、印尼、中东、还有荷兰。估计由于模板的存在,大多数套磁信还是有礼有节。主要给我印象比较深刻的问题只有如下几个:

1.)最让人火大的莫过于,收到一份情真意切的套磁信,正准备电话询问细节,结果1个小时之内,从好几个同事那边转发过来,说:“我觉得这个申请人的背景比较适合你的研究组”。或者完全提不起兴趣而删除套磁信,到了中午,2、3个同事同时跑过来说:“我要了这个申请人!”

老兄,群发套磁信,也别给同一个系里面的人群发啊!第一种情况,伤害了老板的心啊;第二种呢,还想挑起内斗,玩个二桃杀三士么?

所以切记:套磁信,同一个大学不要同时套2个以上的老板。

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