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Postdoctoral Fellow in Geochemistry and Carbon Capture

University of Waikato
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Salary will be based on skills, knowledge and experience brought to the position.
Closing date
Jun 20, 2023

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Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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School of Science

  • New research into enhanced rock weathering and geochemical modelling
  • Working with local and global research team
  • Fixed term role with great benefits and career opportunities

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

We have a full-time, two (2) year fixed-term postdoctoral fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual to develop and conduct high quality research related that aims to test the efficacy of enhanced rock weathering for global scale carbon capture.

You will work with Terry Isson (University of Waikato - Tauranga) and Louis Schipper (University of Waikato - Hamilton) and an international team of academics (Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Yale).

The research will seek to conduct enhanced rock weathering field trials across New Zealand, and combine results with geochemical modelling (spatial, reaction transport and machine learning). This work will provide some of the world's first natural in-field assessment of the potential of enhanced rock weathering for effective carbon capture globally.

Salary will be based on skills, knowledge and experience brought to the position. Please see the position description for more information. For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Terry Tang, Senior Lecturer, role, email:

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

You will have demonstrated technical expertise in a relevant field such as geochemistry, paleoclimate or carbon cycling, and will work closely with a variety of stakeholders and academics locally and globally.

You will be a highly motivated researcher, adept at developing and conducting high quality research. You will be comfortable collaborating and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to disseminate research findings.

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

The School of Science's research is shaped by the pursuit of outstanding science that has relevance in the real world. Our researchers are genuinely world-class and tackling some of the biggest challenges facing us here in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, Aotearoa, and the world.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

We want you to be part of our success! Our University stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research. Our rankings reflect these strengths. Working with us means you'll enjoy a satisfying work environment with many benefits.

At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, we embrace equity and diversity; therefore, we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications close on Thursday, 20 April 2023.

Requisition number: 1000369



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