Job Opportunities

 This page lists faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, and research associate opportunities. Graduate student research opportunities are posted on a separate webpage.


Postdoctoral Fellow – Reactive Transport Modeling / Mine Waste Management

UBC EOAS seeks a postdoctoral fellow with world-class expertise in the area of multicomponent reactive transport modeling including the development and application of reactive transport codes. This PDF position is offered under the umbrella of the NSERC Strategic Network TERRE-NET (https://terre-net.ca/) and the NSERC CREATE program TERRE-CREATE (https://terre-create.ca/). The TERRE (Toward Environmentally Responsible Resource Extraction) programs promote the broad collaboration and knowledge sharing necessary to address the technical and social challenges associated with responsible resource extraction. NSERC-TERRE-NET unites leading experts from universities across Canada working in the fields of geochemistry, hydrogeology, mineralogy, biogeochemistry, waste-water processing, geotechnical engineering, nanotechnology, environmental microbiology, resource economics, environmental sociology, and Indigenous interactions.

Applicants must demonstrate expertise in the development of large complex computer codes involving fluid dynamics and or geochemistry problems. It is expected that applicants will be familiar with the programming languages Fortran90 and C. Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry holding a Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record in peer reviewed journals. Prior experience related to the environmental management of mine waste is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have experience with mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.

The successful applicant will contribute towards the enhancement of the multicomponent reactive transport code MIN3P-THCm with applications specific to environmental aspects of mine waste management, in particular waste rock. The successful applicant will take a lead role in selected project components, but will also work with a group of TERRE-NET MSc and PhD students at UBC and other Network institutions on reactive transport modeling aspects of the program.  This PDF position includes opportunities for an exchange with one or more of the other six Network institutions and participation in TERRE-CREATE short courses.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your application per e-mail to Ulrich Mayer (

Open until position is filled

 

 

Posted: 
September 29, 2017

Asst Professor (tenure-track)- Sedimentologist

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sedimentology at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will integrate fieldwork with state of the art analytical and/or numerical methods to investigate sedimentological processes that have shaped Earth through time. S/he is expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. 

Research and teaching interests in EOAS, the top-ranked and largest earth sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). We seek candidates who demonstrate potential in establishing a successful research program and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the UBC community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments and Faculties of Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Land and Food Systems, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics, and Computer Science, as well as the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. EOAS is also known for its dedication to teaching, and evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods is required. 

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Submit your application online at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php posting #27706. Review of applications will start  November 14, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018 or upon a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address:  Professor Lee Groat (email: )

Posted: 
September 20, 2017
Deadline: 
November 30, 2017

Part-Time Lecturer Position for EOSC 372: Introductory Oceanography: Circulation and Plankton

Applicants are invited to apply to teach 45% of the 3-credit course EOSC 372: Introductory Oceanography: Circulation and Plankton. The course will be offered this coming fall (Term 1).

372 is a multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamics of the global ocean. Students completing this course will be able to point to any place in the ocean, and for any season predict the primary production and primary productivity: starting with the wind field, reconstructing the surface currents, discussing the tides, upwelling or downwelling, stratification and mixing and thus determining the nutrient and light availability for phytoplankton.

This course is team-taught, with instructors from different discipline groups responsible for teaching their area in an integrated curriculum. Custom teaching materials have been developed to facilitate "instructor drop-in".

Candidates will be responsible for teaching, testing, and evaluating students on the physical oceanography component of the course, and, in cooperation with the other instructors, in teaching and evaluating joint material. A background in physical oceanography is highly desirable.

Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. (or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program) in a related field and have a demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Previous online course experience, teaching experience and/or instructional training are desired.  (Note: UBC Ph.D. students without an M.Sc. must have passed their candidacy examination in order to apply and will need approval from their supervisor; students currently enrolled in a M.Sc. program are not eligible for this position).

Please provide a curriculum vita; applicants who have not previously lectured in the EOAS Department should also provide a one-page statement describing your scientific background and qualifications for teaching, and the names of two referees. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications and supporting material should be addressed to Dr. Roger Beckie, Head, Department of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 by July 28th, 2017E-mail submissions should be sent to .

 

Job Details: 
File 372 posting.docx
Posted: 
July 14, 2017
Deadline: 
July 28, 2017

Research Associate

UBC EOAS seeks a research associate with world class expertise in the area of fugitive gas release and its impacts on the environment including; natural gas from energy resource development and CO2 from geological carbon sequestration. Specific demonstrated expertise should be regarding behavior of fugitive gases in aquifers and impacts on groundwater resources; however advanced knowledge on the ‘life-cycle’ fate of fugitive gas including its migration through the unsaturated zone, efflux at surface and into the atmosphere is also required. Advanced knowledge on natural gas contamination of freshwater aquifers as well as demonstrated understanding on gas dissolution and transport processes in groundwater and stable carbon isotope tracer techniques associated with methane and its oxidation is preferred. The candidate will additionally have advanced knowledge in relation to general energy resource development and geo-engineering as well as extensive hydrogeological field experience in a range of settings including leading supervision of contractors and drillers. Moreover the successful candidate will have experience with designing controlled field studies over a range of scales including; 1) design, installation and operation of gas injection infrastructure and 2) design, installation and management of monitoring networks able to observe both physical migration of gas and aqueous phase processes.

Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry holding a M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record including at least 5 peer reviewed journal articles in high level journals in relation to the previously described areas of expertise. Additionally candidates should have experience with supervising and mentoring graduate students, preparing research proposals for funding agencies, working with regulators, and interfacing with local communities. Finally the candidate must have demonstrated teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to teaching of courses in hydrogeology and environmental engineering as required.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your application through UBC Careers website posting # 26593.

Posted: 
May 31, 2017
Deadline: 
June 30, 2017