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Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

UC Davis, Department of Environmental Toxicology
Davis, California
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Biogeosciences, Cryosphere Sciences, Geochemistry, Global Environmental Change
Career Level
Student / Graduate
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Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Fate of Permafrost Mercury and Carbon in a Thawing Arctic

The UC Davis Poulin Lab is currently seeking a Ph.D. student starting in the summer/fall of 2023 to work on an interdisciplinary project aimed at identifying the fate of permafrost carbon and mercury in Arctic landscapes. The successful applicant will participate in fieldwork in northwest Alaska and conduct geochemical analyses to better understand the releases, transformations, and uptake of both carbon and mercury from permafrost soils to aquatic ecosystems and subsequently to resident fish.

Students interested in applying should have (1) a B.S. or M.S. degree in chemistry, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, earth science, or other relevant fields and (2) a track record of conducting laboratory and field research. Previous experience in conducting fieldwork in remote locations and studying topics of organic geochemistry, stable and radioisotope biogeochemistry, and mercury science are valuable assets for this project.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a brief statement of interest, a CV, transcripts, and two references to Brett Poulin ( For consideration, applicants will need to apply to graduate school at UC Davis through the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry graduate group (applications due January 5, 2023).


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