Postdoc position for project: Assessing nanoplastic particle transport through agricultural soils into groundwater system
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The Department of Earth Sciences has around 80 employees. We have bachelor and master programs in Earth Sciences and in Geography as well as third-cycle education in several Earth Science subjects. Our main research themes are “Climate and Climate Change”, “Earth Surface Processes” and “The Geosphere” and the research strategy of the department emphasizes further development of Earth System Science. For more information see https://gu.se/en/earth-sciences
The Contaminant Hydrogeology Research Group led by Dr. Philipp Wanner (https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/philippwanner), belongs to the “Geosphere” theme in the Department of Earth Sciences and is involved in fundamental research, addressing the behaviour of legacy and emerging contaminants such as chlorinated solvents, plastic particles, pesticides, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in aquatic systems. The Contaminant Hydrogeology Group has strong relations with international research groups and stakeholders in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA and France. The group also hosts a large pool of state-of-the-art equipment for stable isotope and elemental analyses.
The Contaminant Hydrogeology Group at the Earth Science Department aims to recruit a postdoctoral researcher, who will contribute to a Swedish Research Council (VR) project aiming to determine the behaviour of nanoplastic particles in agricultural soils and how nanoplastic particles interact with pesticides. The successful postdoc candidate will particularly investigate 1) the migration of nanoplastic particles through agricultural soils by using a novel plastic particle tracer method, and 2) how plastic particles impact the transport of pesticides into underlying aquifer systems. The research will mainly focus on laboratory work including column experiments, soil sample and tracer analysis, field work, and numerical modelling.
The interviews for the postdoc position will be held on November 23/24 and the candidate will be selected right afterwards.
To be successful in this position the applicant will need:
The postdoc position is temporary for two years, full-time (100%) at the Earth Science Department of the University of Gothenburg.
First day of employment: On agreement.
For further information regarding the position
For further information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Philipp Wanner, email@example.com
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Closing date: 2023-11-10
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