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Two PhD Positions in Groundwater Pollution
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Two PhD Positions in Groundwater Pollution by Petroleum-Derived Contaminants in Coastal (Semi)-Arid Environment
Qatar University and University of Waterloo

Two PhD Positions

Qatar University and University of Waterloo invite applications for two PhD positions to participate in a collaborative research project funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study “Groundwater Pollution by Petroleum-Derived Contaminants in Coastal (Semi)-Arid Environment”. This research project will study the fundamental understanding of the transfer of petroleum hydrocarbons from the vadose zone to groundwater in coastal aquifers in the (semi-)arid climate zone. The main tasks of the PhD students will be conducting laboratory experiments and combining the acquisition of integrated physical, chemical and microbial data using uniquely designed process-oriented experimental approaches to determine the role of water table fluctuations on the coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect the degradation and partitioning of petroleum hydrocarbons.
Applicants must have specialization in hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, soil science or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and experience in experimental works in geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental engineering sciences or a related field.

To apply: Applications should be sent via email to:


Dr. Riyadh I. Al-Raoush
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering
Qatar University, Qatar
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Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Waterloo, Canada
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Closing date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

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