Uiterste inschrijvingsdatum Aug 30, 2019 23:59
Vakgroep/directie/dienst WE13 - Vakgroep Geologie
Personeelscategorie Postdoctoraal wetenschappelijk medewerker groep 2
Type contract Onbepaalde tijd met beding
Diploma Master of PhD in Science, Engineering or bio-engineering (PhD students close to graduation are also welcome to apply)
Vacature type Overig academisch personeel
In the framework of the approved SBO (Strategic Basic Research) project ”Negative emissions through enhanced mineral weathering in the coastal zone” we have a vacant position for a post-doctoral researcher within the PProGRess team, member of the UGent expertise Centre for X-ray Tomography (www.ugct.ugent.be). In this interdisciplinary project, olivine particles, which are exposed to interaction with sea water, will be investigated at regular time frames and examined using different characterization techniques (determination grain size distribution, specific surface area and chemical composition and imaging techniques, such as conventional lab-based X-ray CT imaging, XRF-CT, FE-SEM, FIB-SEM, SEM-EDX,… but potentially also synchrotron imaging, diffraction imaging, etc.). Means to extract qualitative and quantitative information from this data will be developed and validated. Attention towards chemical weathering and formation of secondary minerals as well as superficial physical changes such as abrasion features (e.g. rounded edges) and dissolution features (e.g. dissolution pits) will be given. You might attend actively in international field campaigns. It is of crucial importance to identify which - if any – secondary reactions take place, and to what extent passivating layers will form during olivine weathering in natural marine settings. Moreover, you will put attention towards the identification of the formation of cation-depleted passivating layers at the surface of the olivine grains as these can potentially decrease the dissolution rate.
You will be responsible for the data acquisition (in close collaboration with the PProGRess-UGCT team), mineralogical research and the development of the tools and workflows for the data analysis. You might also have the daily supervision of PhD and master thesis students, and will be in close contact with all collaborators of this research project. We offer an employment contract of 1 year (potentially extended with 2 additional years), starting October 2019 at the earliest, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.
Applicants should have:
Applications must contain the following documents in English: a personal (motivation) letter and curriculum vitae. The documents should be sent to Veerle.email@example.com, with Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org in cc, using as subject of your mail: ‘SBO_PD_your name’. Note that the vacancy will be closed as soon as a proper selection can be made.Meer informatie
|Titel||Postdoc wetenschappelijk medewerker|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Gepubliceerd||augustus 6, 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||augustus 30, 2019|
|Vakgebieden||Geotechniek,   Geologie,   Biotechniek,   Techniek in biosystemen  |