Doctoral researcher position in geochemistry

Employer
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Location
Germany
Posted
June 08 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Collaborative Research Center SFB 1076 “AquaDiva - Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere” is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). AquaDiva is an ambitious research center with more than 70 researchers and Institutes at four faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and three non-university research institutes in Jena or Leipzig. The integrated Research Training Group AquaDiva is educating doctoral researchers in a structured, interdisciplinary training program. AquaDiva combines different research areas, such as ecology, microbiology, hydrogeology, soil science, geomorphology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, chemistry, and information science, to a comprehensive picture of subsurface research (www.aquadiva.uni-jena.de).


The Integrated Research Training Group AquaDiva invites applications for a


Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f; Ref.No. 135/2017)


at the Department of Hydrogeology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)


Monitoring Migration Pathways in the Subsurface Using Tailored Polymer Tracer Libraries


Fluid flow and reactive transport in the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory (CZE) environment take place in a complex structured hydrogeological setting. In order to reconstruct migration pathways of natural organic matter, tailored conservative and reactive tracers, which act as functional analogues, are required. The joint project aims to create a tracer library based on methacrylic copolymers with controlled colloidal size, hydrophobicity, pH-, and redox-dependent behavior, as well as controlled stability. In this part of the project, the tracer library will be utilized in model solubility and mobility assessments of increased complexity from the lab-scale to field testing in view of a full-scale application.



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