Several PhD projects are available under Chinese Australian Scholarship program. Projects include detailed Organic- Inorganic geochemical processes associated with the recovery of the 3 largest extinction events of the past 600 million years and conventional and non conventional energy reserves. A range of other projects are available for both national (Australian residents) and international scholars. The projects are funded under a newly awarded large Australian Research Council National Competitive grant and Discovery Outstanding Research to Professor Kliti Grice. For further information please contact [log in to unmask]
WA-OIGC ( please see website below) hosts state of the art analytical techniques, not limited to 5 compound specific isotope facilities C, H, N and S, LC-MS Orbitrap, MSSV, HyPy, flash py, GC x GC TOFMS, TD-GCMS and TD-GIRMS, gas isotopes, automated prep GC and a range of bench top GC-MS, access to Synchrotron, Itrax and other techniques, a state of the art wet laboratory in the newly built Resources and Chemistry precinct, WA-OIGC, Department of Chemistry at Curtin University in the lovely city of Perth next to the Indian Ocean. Perth is close to unique field sites in Western Australia including Devonian reefs, flora, fauna, stromatolites at Shark Bay and core material through state Geological Surveys.
Senior research positions at Senior lecturer level through to Associate Professor can also be considered. Please send your interests to [log in to unmask]
Professor Kliti Grice
Founding Director of WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry and Resources Precinct
Tele +61 (0)8 9266 2474
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Associate Editor: Geology, Organic Geochemistry
Guest Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
Earth Sciences, Geochemistry and Geology at Curtin University were awarded the highest ERA rating of '5' for outstanding performance well above world standard" by the Australian Research Council.
Biomarker, Molecular Fossils, Stable carbon/ hydrogen isotopes, Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Major Geological Extinction events, Petroleum and Mineral Exploration, Geochemistry
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Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] Five faculty position announcements
I wanted to pass along an announcement for the availability of five new faculty positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook. This is part of a building phase for the new Boreal Ecosytems Research Institute (BERI) in Corner Brook. Details for these positions are below and can also be found at the link: http://www.swgc.ca/admin/Pages/tenure.aspx
Please pass along to anyone who might be interested. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2012.
FACULTY POSITIONS AT GRENFELL CAMPUS, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND, CORNER BROOK, NL
Applications are invited for five (5) tenure-track positions at the level of Associate Professor within the proposed Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI) that will be located at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful candidates will contribute to the development of a research agenda and academic programming in support of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors. Emphasis for all candidates will be on research excellence. Requirements for all positions include: 1) graduate training to the PhD level in relevant areas of expertise; 2) a record of significant accomplishments in research, with demonstrated teaching experience. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of two courses per year; 3) experience in dealing with the private and/or public sector in matters relating to relevant industry sectors; 4) strong leadership and organizational skills with experience in proposal development and project management; 5) proven ability to garner external funds to support research and train HQPs; 6) a commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
We encourage applications from candidates from a variety of fields including environmental science, environmental study, agriculture, forestry, resource management, soil biology, and related fields. Knowledge of land-use change (especially forestry to agriculture transformations), and other related resource issues would be an asset. The ability to teach research methodologies and/or instrumentation techniques would be valuable. A research agenda of relevance to Newfoundland and Labrador would also be of benefit.
Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI) Background:
Grenfell Campus is entering an exciting time, with rapidly expanding teaching, research, and community outreach programs. The campus is part of a pan-university initiative to build expertise through interdisciplinary studies in Agriculture and Forest Science. The Campus is building capacity in analytical research with a particular focus on soils, plants, air and water. Currently under construction is a 500 m2 (5380 ft2) facility housing three inter-connected analytical research laboratories and associated supports. This research laboratory will be located in a new Environmental Research Facility attached to the existing Forest Centre building at Grenfell Campus.
This initiative builds on Grenfellís distinctive multi- and interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees, which include Environmental Studies, Sustainable Resource Management, and Environmental Science, and its new graduate programme. Opportunities exist to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, to collaborate with the Environmental Policy Institute, and to develop research collaborations with staff from both federal and provincial natural resources agencies located on or near the Grenfell campus. The successful candidates will be appointed to an appropriate academic Division or unit and will help expand collaborations with industry and government to address the development of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors, while ensuring environmental integrity and responsibility. There is also potential to collaborate with the Labrador Institute, the Marine Institute, and the St. Johnís campuses of Memorial University of Newfoundland to support development of these sectors.
1. Agronomist: GROT-2013-001: expertise in agronomy, including plant biology, plant breeding/genetics, soil science, plant physiology, and soil fertility.
2. Soil Science: GROT-2013-002: expertise in agricultural / forest soil science, including soil chemistry, soil processes, soil remediation (or bringing marginal lands to productivity), soil biology and nutrient cycling in forested land or farming systems, or biogeochemistry.
3. Plant / Crop Science: GROT-2013-003: expertise in agricultural plant/crop science with a special focus on herbaceous plants and soil-plant relationships; development of forages and grains for animal feed to enhance the agricultural sector in NL.
4. Agricultural / Forestry Resource Economist: GROT-2013-004: expertise in economics, with a special focus on agricultural / forest / resource economics; sub-specialties can include areas such as the economic analysis of new crops and land transition (from forestry to agriculture), the economics of labour and technology in agricultural and forestry secondary processing, economic modelling related to agricultural / forestry regulation and policy, agro-ecosystem management, and the economics of land ownership and tenure.
5. Hydrologist: GROT-2013-005: expertise in any discipline that underpins hydrology; specializations can include near-surface and unsaturated zone hydrology, water management and treatment related to agricultural and/or forestry applications, or hydrology and carbon cycling.
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science
Department of Earth Sciences
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