Trent University - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions in Environmental Geochemistry and CO2 Sequestration

Applications are invited for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions with Prof. Ian Power in the Environmental & Life Sciences (EnLS) Graduate Program at Trent University to research mineral-water-gas interactions and CO2 mineralization within mine wastes and natural systems. Research will consist of laboratory experiments and fieldwork to understand geochemical, mineralogical, and geobiological processes relating to CO2 mineralization, a process by which CO2 is sequestered as carbonate minerals. Fieldwork may include campaigns to Canadian and international localities and there will be opportunities to attend international conferences. Prospective students should be highly motivated, preferably hold a degree in either Earth Science, geology, chemistry, environmental science or closely related field, and must meet the entry requirements for graduate research in EnLS (e.g., 80% average or better). The ideal candidate will have laboratory skills, fieldwork experience, strong communication abilities, and creativity for experiment design. Relevant research experience at any level is considered highly advantageous. Several fully funded projects ( are available and may be tailored to fit a prospective student's knowledge, skills, and interests.

Please submit your application by e-mail to Dr. Power ( providing a 1) cover letter describing your qualifications and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) contact information for three references. Trent University is an equal opportunity employer with all qualified and interested students being welcome. Please visit for more information!

posted: 05 June 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.