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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher in Geochemical CO2 Removal

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Geochemical CO2 Removal

Postdoctoral Researcher in Geochemical CO2 Removal

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Trent University

The postdoctoral researcher will become part of a dynamic research team led by Dr. Ian Power (Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Geoscience) with opportunities for inter-laboratory collaboration and exchanges. Our laboratory is hosted in the prestigious School of the Environment, a leader in Canada for environmental research and innovation, with unparalleled career and hands-on learning opportunities, world-class laboratories, and premiere campus nature areas.


Peterborough, Canada


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

Full time

Entry level

41000 - 48000 € / Year

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

15 January 2024

Job description

The Opportunity:
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in geochemical carbon dioxide removal in the Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory ( at Trent University, Ontario, Canada. We are seeking a candidate to conduct laboratory and field studies relating to one or more core areas: (1) enhanced rock weathering, (2) CO2 mineralization within mine wastes, and (3) mineral oxide looping. The specifics of the candidate’s research will depend on their expertise and interests yet will complement the ongoing research in the PowerGeolab. Please visit for more information about our research, laboratory, and team.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. 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 successful candidate may have strong technical capabilities in the laboratory, including conducting experiments and using advanced instrumentation (e.g., X-ray diffraction and ICP) and fieldwork experience, including field trials and sampling and monitoring. Candidates should have superior skills in one or more of the following fields: environmental geochemistry, mineralogy, isotope geochemistry, geochemical modelling, soil geochemistry, geomicrobiology, and resource geochemistry.

Terms of appointment:
The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. The salary will range between $60,000 and $70,000 CAD depending on the candidate’s experience. Healthcare benefits and vacation time are provided as part of the terms of employment.

Commitment to diversity:
Trent University is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women, indigenous persons, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2024, until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to commence work by Spring 2024 or thereabouts. Applications should consist of (1) a short cover letter that outlines how the candidate fulfills the requirements of the position, (2) a full CV, (3) a 1–2 page letter of research interests in geochemical carbon dioxide removal, and (4) a list of contact information for 3 or more referees. Applications should be sent as a single PDF to Queries about this opportunity should be sent to the same email address.