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 ( 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

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 Queries about this opportunity should be sent to the same email address.

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