Fully funded Ph.D. opportunity in Chemical Oceanography/Paleoceanography/Earth System Science
Fully funded Ph.D. opportunity: Explore Earth's Biogeochemical Cycles!
We seek a motivated individual with a background in Paleoceanography, Chemical Oceanography, or Earth System Science for an exciting Ph.D. position in our research group. Dive into the fascinating realm of carbon and sulfur biogeochemical cycling and its impact on seawater chemistry and carbon dioxide levels!
Our group investigates the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and sulfur and how it affects seawater chemistry through time. We use the Python-based Earth Science Modeling Toolkit to explore, e.g., how changes in the weathering burial fluxes of sulfur affect the marine carbonate system (i.e., atmospheric CO2, the CCD, etc.). Current projects explore, e.g., how the oxidation of sedimentary pyrite during glacial sea-level lowstands contributes to glacial terminations or how large-scale fluctuations in seawater sulfate concentrations affect organic matter remineralization and nutrient cycling. While knowledge of Python is beneficial, it's not a requirement.
Our research group is associated with the interdisciplinary Center for Global Change Science https://cgcs.physics.utoronto.ca/. We encourage students to take advantage of the numerous professional development opportunities offered through the University (e.g., leadership training, EDI awareness, outreach opportunities, etc.), as well as to participate in subject-specific international summer schools (e.g., IODP summer school on "Past Global Change Reconstruction and Modeling Techniques").
Located in Toronto, North America's fourth largest city (after Los Angeles), you'll benefit from a diverse and vibrant city, excellent public transport, and a lively cultural scene. Our department is committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and my research group provides a safe and inclusive working environment, irrespective of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. The advertised position can accommodate various physical disabilities and can be structured to accommodate caregiver obligations. We particularly invite students from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to black and indigenous applicants, and the University of Toronto provides various bursaries to support equity on campus (see https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/about/equity/on-campus/).The position is fully funded for four years, including medical coverage and benefits, with a starting date of September 1, 2024. Apply by consulting the departmental application requirements https://www.es.utoronto.ca/programs/graduate/how-to-apply/, and contact the PI (include a CV, GPA, and unofficial transcripts) well before the application deadline (January 1st, 2024). Examples of recent research projects in our group are listed at https://www.es.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/wortmann-ulrich/