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Research Associate Position at Qatar University

Position
Research Associate Position at Qatar University

Employer

Qatar University

Qatar University and University of Waterloo invite applications for a Research Associate position to participate in a collaborative research project funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study “Groundwater Pollution by Petroleum-Derived Contaminants in Coastal (Semi)-Arid Environment”.


Location
Doha, Qatar

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
Open

Required education
Master

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
7 February 2018

Job description

Qatar University and University of Waterloo invite applications for a Research Associate position to participate in a collaborative research project funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study “Groundwater Pollution by Petroleum-Derived Contaminants in Coastal (Semi)-Arid Environment”. This research project will study the fundamental understanding of the transfer of petroleum hydrocarbons from the vadose zone to groundwater in coastal aquifers in the (semi-)arid climate zone. The main tasks of the candidate will be conducting laboratory experiments and combining the acquisition of integrated physical, chemical and microbial data using uniquely designed process-oriented experimental approaches to determine the role of water table fluctuations on the coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect the degradation and partitioning of petroleum hydrocarbons.
Applicants must have MSc or PhD degree in hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, soil science or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and experience in experimental works in geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental engineering sciences or a related field.
To apply:
Applications should be sent via email to:

Dr. Riyadh I. Al-Raoush
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Qatar University
riyadh@qu.edu.qa

Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Waterloo
frezanez@uwaterloo.ca
Closing date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.