PhD - Earth Sciences, Carleton University

Carleton University
Ottawa (Region), Ontario (CA)
Funding package available
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geochemistry
Career Level
Student / Graduate
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Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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In collaboration with the Canadian Nuclear Energy Commission we are seeking a PhD student to investigate corrosion processes and rates in copper barriers proposed to be used on storage containers for used nuclear fuel in deep geological repositories (DGR) in Canada. The project will involve literature review of proposed and in-use corrosion barriers in Canadian and international DGR designs, detailed laboratory experiments to investigate processes, rates and controlling factors, and numerical models to further understand processes and forecast barrier longevity.

The successful candidate must hold an MSc degree with training in earth science or engineering with specific expertise in corrosion processes, geochemistry (including redox processes) or related fields. Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests (no more than one page) and a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this point) to Prof. Richard Amos ( Candidates who's native language is not english should also send proof of english language proficiency. 


Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts. Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.
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