This UQAC position is related to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Metal Earth Project lead by Laurentian University. Metal Earth is the largest ever mineral exploration research project undertaken in Canada. Metal Earth seeks to identify and understand the processes responsible for Earth's differential metal endowment during the Precambrian. This research initiative aims to transform our understanding of Earth's early evolution and how we explore for metals.
The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) is a thriving francophone educational and research institution located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area in the Québec province, Canada. Research in Archean metallogeny and mineral exploration conducted by the CERM (Centre d'études sur les ressources minérales) is recognized as Theme of Research Excellence in the UQAC strategic plan. The Earth Sciences sector include one Canada Research Chair in magmatic metallogeny, two analytical laboratories " Laboratoire des Matériaux Terrestres " (LabMaTer) and the " Laboratoire de métallogénie expérimentale et quantitative " (LAMEQ) and host the CONSOREM, the mineral exploration research consortium.
The selected professor must contribute to the Metal Earth Project and will conduct research on Archean geology and mineral resources. Extensive experience in conducting field-based research and geological mapping is essential. Other conditions or precisions will be found on the official UQAC site: http://www.uqac.ca/emploi/
with the reference number DAD-581
. Applications deadline: February 24th 2017, 16 h 00
. For additional information: www.cerm.ca
UQAC is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. UQAC especially welcomes and encourages applications from members of visible minorities, women, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.