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, 2018) to conduct a molecular geochemical survey of Scotian Margin 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.
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:
Additional information about the research group is available at: www.smu-ogl.com
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 July, 2018
Starting date: 1st September, 2018
For informal enquiries and further information about this research project and the academic setting of SMU contact Dr. Todd Ventura, email: email@example.com.