[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position in environmental (geo)chemistry at Uni Lausanne (Switzerland)

Jasquelin Pena Jasquelin.Pena at unil.ch
Fri Nov 11 09:27:51 MST 2016

Dear colleagues,

I would greatly appreciate your help in diffusing this position advert to any interested and qualified candidates.

The Environmental Geochemistry Lab in the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) is recruiting a highly motivated PhD students to begin in Winter 2017. The project, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, involves developing ECAR-- a low-cost and sustainable technology based on electrolytic dissolution of Fe(0) for arsenic removal. In this project we will investigate the use of ECAR for removal of Mn in the presence and absence of As, as well for the removal of selected organic contaminants. We focus on Mn because it often co-occurs with As in groundwater and because elevated concentrations of Mn in drinking water supplies have recently been associated with neurological effects. The ideal candidate will be interested in water quality and water chemistry, as well as using an experimental approach to resolve reaction kinetics and mechanisms.

More information about the position and application instructions can be found here:

Any questions can be emailed to: jasquelin.pena at unil.ch<mailto:jasquelin.pena at unil.ch>

Thank you!

Jasquelin Pena

Associate Professor
Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST)
Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement
Université de Lausanne

Geopolis - Bureau 4879
CH-1015 Lausanne

+ 41 21 692 4355

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