[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position in environmental chemistry at Newcastle University

Anke Neumann Anke.Neumann at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon Mar 17 04:33:57 MDT 2014

PhD position:  From the lab to the real world: redox reactions of Fe minerals in complex biogeochemical environments

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the Environmental Engineering group in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, UK.

Project description:
Contaminant transformation and (bio) availability as well as nutrient cycling are strongly affected by redox reactions of Fe-bearing minerals in subsurface environments. While previous laboratory studies addressed the redox reactivity of individual Fe minerals, a systematic evaluation of the combined reactivity of co-existing Fe minerals is lacking. This project will bridge the knowledge gap between laboratory experiment and natural systems, including assessing microbial responses to different mineral conditions. Various Fe-bearing minerals and representative soil organic components will be combined to simulate the complexity of natural environments. Experiments will range from batch to flow-through experiments, including solid phase and redox characterizations (e.g. reactive probe compounds, ICP-MS, Mössbauer spectroscopy). Selected microbial assays will be performed to relate chemical predictions and biological responses.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in environmental chemistry, geochemistry, soil science or a related discipline and with experience in the laboratory. The candidate should be motivated to conduct extensive laboratory work, including aqueous and solid phase analyses (HPLC, ICP-MS, XRD, Mössbauer spectroscopy). Experience in any of these techniques would be advantageous.

For more information, contact Anke Neumann (anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk<mailto:anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk>). To apply, send a CV and cover letter quoting reference number Cl-643 to Anke Neumann (anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk<mailto:anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk>).

Anke Neumann
Lecturer in Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

+44 191 208 6406
anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk<mailto:anke.neumann at ncl.ac.uk>

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