Two PhD Positions at University of Waterloo

Waterloo (City), Ontario
Jan 31, 2019
Mar 02, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

We invite applications for two PhD positions to participate in a research project to advance the process-based understanding of the dynamic geochemical, hydrological and climatic controls on soil biogeochemical processes that modulate natural source zone depletion (NSZD) of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soils. The research project will involve data syntheses, geochemical analyses and computational approaches, with the goal of developing bioenergetics-based reactive transport models that compute the spatial and temporal rate distributions of microbially-mediated reactions under in situ geochemical conditions and provide tools to evaluate NSZD in contaminated subsurface environments. The main tasks of the PhD students will be conducting laboratory experiments and modeling analyses.

Applicants must have specialization in biogeochemistry and chemical and environmental engineering or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: biogeochemistry, chemical and environmental engineering and reactive transport modeling.

For further information regarding these positions, or to submit an application, please contact Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad ( In your application email, please include “CRD-PhD#_yourname” in the subject line and attach a single PDF file that contains:

  • Your motivation for applying to the position and your research interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of transcript(s)
  • Contact information for up to 3 references

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.