Postdoctoral researcher in geochemical carbon dioxide removal

The Opportunity:

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in geochemistry and mineralogy in the Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory ( at Trent University. We seek a candidate to conduct laboratory and field studies relating to enhanced weathering, CO2 mineralization, mine waste carbonation, or mineral looping for CO2 removal. The specifics of the candidate's research depend on their expertise and interests yet will complement the ongoing research in the PowerGeolab that aims to develop and implement novel geochemical CO2 removal solutions. 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. Trent University is located in Peterborough, Canada. The prestigious School of the Environment is 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.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth sciences or a closely allied field. They will be independent, motivated, creative thinkers, and team players who can work across fields and with industry partners. Fluent English is required for the position. The candidate must be technically capable in the laboratory. Experience conducting field-based experiments is highly advantageous. Candidates should have superior skills in one or more of the following: environmental geochemistry, mineralogy, isotope geochemistry, geochemical modelling, hydrogeochemistry, soil geochemistry, including field-based monitoring, microscopy, resource geochemistry, mine site remediation, and CO2 mineralization.

Terms of appointment:

The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. Salary is dependent on the experience of the candidate. Healthcare benefits and vacation time are provided as part of the terms of employment.

How to apply:

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2023, until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be expected to commence work by Summer 2023 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, and (4) a list of contact information for no less than 3 referees. Applications should be sent as a single PDF to Queries about this opportunity should be sent to the same email address.

Commitment to diversity:

Trent University is proud to have signed the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Canada Charter, which recognizes that a multiplicity of perspectives, lived experiences, and the overall complexity of diverse individuals foster increased research excellence, innovation, and creativity within the post-secondary sector. 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.

posted: 16 February 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.