Applications are invited for an initially 2-year post-doctoral position in environmental geochemistry within the Delta-Lab of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in Québec City (Natural Resources Canada). Candidates should have obtained a PhD degree (within the last three years) in geosciences, micropaleontology, paleolimnology and related fields with expertise in analytical geochemistry, and experiences in the applications of stable isotope techniques. The successful candidate will conduct projects related to the environmental impacts of natural resources development. As part of this position, the candidate will be trained on the application of clumped isotope measurements of CO2 (Δ47), and will be involved in key projects applied to refine the understanding of the diagenetic history of sedimentary basins in Canada. Strong written and oral communication skills are also required.
The Delta-Lab instrumentation includes four IRMS systems (two MAT253, Delta V, Delta XL) attached to different peripherals (EA Isolink, TC-EA, GC Isolink,) allowing the measurement of stable isotopes in various environmental matrices down to the molecular level. A modified KIEL IV carbonate device coupled to a dedicated high sensitivity MAT253 complements the analytical infrastructure of the lab for the measurements of ∆47. GC-MS and HPLC are also available for the routine quantification of organic molecules.
The GSC Delta-Lab facility is located downtown Québec, within the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique of the University of Québec network, and neighbor of Laval University. Québec is a beautiful 412 years old city, with a very reasonable cost of living and mild winters :)! To apply, send a single pdf file as an e-mail attachment, containing (a) letter of application with research interests, (b) CV, and (c) names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Josué Jautzy (josue.jautzy [at] canada.ca) and Dr. Martine Savard (martinem.savard [at] canada.ca) Geological Survey of Canada, NRCan. Candidates also need to register to the Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) of the Government of Canada at the following address:
Deadline: 31st of March 2020