PhD in Petroleum Geochemistry
The Canadian Research Chair in Petroleum Geochemistry and Reservoir Characterization in the Department of Geology at Saint Mary's University is currently advertising for a PhD student (entry September 1st, 2017) to conduct a molecular geochemical survey of Scotian Shelf and on-shore produced oils and extracts from potential source rocks. The PhD student will work on the topics of organic geochemistry/petroleum geochemistry using molecular (biomarker) proxy data for Mesozoic sections of both marine and lacustrine environments with the objective of developing enhanced techniques for the evaluation of oil-source rock/oil-oil correlation, prospectively evaluation of organic-rich source rocks, and the reconstruction of paleodepositional environments along the Scotian Margin.
Applicants are required to have, or be about to obtain, a Master degree, or equivalent, in geological science, chemistry, environmental science, or related field areas. Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
This degree offers:
Expression of interest including CV, academic transcript and the names of three references should be sent to Prof. G. Todd Ventura (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date: 1st May, 2017
Starting date: 1st Sept, 2017
For informal enquiries and further information about this research project and the academic setting of SMU contact Dr. Todd Ventura, email: email@example.com.