Co-op Position in Experimental Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Hydrothermal Systems
Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
The Hydrothermal Research Group at the University of Guelph is seeking applications for a co-op student to conduct experimental research on the structure and stability of aqueous species in high-temperature aqueous solutions using state-of-the-art pressure-vessel and spectroscopic techniques, in areas of basic research related to the development of technologies to meet Canada’s net zero emission goals by the Canadian nuclear energy sector. This is a 4-month or 8-month work term, beginning in January 2024.
The successful candidate will work alongside the lead Research Associate to measure the equilibrium solubility of metal oxides with sulfur species in high temperature aqueous solutions encountered in nuclear reactor steam generators. They will characterize reaction solids using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and powder X-Ray diffraction (PXRD) techniques to identify novel solid phases that form; conduct elemental analysis of the solutions by prepping samples for submission to inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES); and perform thermodynamic modeling of the solid equilibrium phase.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Be in 2nd year or higher of BSc program in Chemistry, Biological & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or Chemical Physics
- Have completed CHEM*2400 (preferred) or CHEM*2480
- Minimum average of 75% across all degree required courses
- Completion of CHEM*2820 (preferred) or CHEM*2880 is an asset.
This position will include training and the operation of high-pressure vessels. A strong adherence to strict safety rules and policies is mandatory. The successful candidate will be expected to bring strong sense of safety culture and responsibility to the position.
If you are interested in applying for this position please email a resume, a cover letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to Professor Peter Tremaine (email@example.com) and Dr. Maryanne Stones (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “W23 Tremaine Co-op Position”.
The hourly wage will be based on qualifications and departmental norms for this level of position.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of an inclusion is an institutional imperative. We welcome and encourage applications from groups that are traditionally underrepresented and are committed to providing a workplace that is respectful and equitable. We recognize that diversity is essential to both academic and social progress, and we will strive to reduce barriers to employment opportunities in our research group. If you require any accommodations with your application process, please email email@example.com.
Posting Date: September 11, 2023
Closing Date: November 30, 2023
Note: This job ad will close if a successful candidate is hired before the above closing date.