Position
PhD
Program
Environmental Engineering
Research Area
dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics in the aquatic environments
Contacts

Dr. Meilian Chen

Email: meilian.chen@gtiit.edu.cn

Web Page Link

Application Deadline
Open till filled
Location

Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology   (GTIIT), China & Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Date Posted

31 May 2019

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Position: Doctor degree (PhD) in Environmental DOM Biogeochemistry Lab- Group of Dr. Meilian Chen (GS-2019005)

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Doctor degree (PhD) in Environmental DOM Biogeochemistry Lab- Group of Dr. Meilian Chen (GS-2019005)

The Environmental DOM Biogeochemistry Lab is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and competent Master students to conduct experimental research projects in the area of dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics in the aquatic environments. The successful candidate will pursue his/her own research within the field and also work in a team of students and researchers.

Project Details

Our lab is interested in the studies of DOM sources, transformations, and dynamics in diverse aquatic as well as sediment and soil environments, utilizing various cutting-edge advanced techniques such as 3D fluorescence excitation emission matrix coupled with parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC) and high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS). We plan to integrate with chemometrics approach to investigate DOM characteristics and dynamics in the environments and its relationship with the ecosystem function, pollutants dynamics, and global carbon budgets.

Keywords

Dissolved organic matter • Biogeochemistry • Aquatic ecosystem • Sediment • River and lake • Wetland • Coastal estuarine • Ocean • Surface water • Groundwater • Porewater • Photochemistry • Bioincubation • Benthic flux • EEM-PARAFAC • FT-ICR-MS • Trophic level • Algal bloom • Water quality • Climate change

Selection Criteria

– Achieved bachelor’s degree and Master degree (or equivalent) (essential)

– Strong background in environmental science or biogeochemistry research (preferable)

– Experiences in using advanced optical and MS instruments and large-scale data analysis (preferable)

– Familiar with softwares such as MatLab and ArcGIS. Strong computing skills (preferable)

– Strong interest to work temporarily overseas in Israel (essential)

– Good communication skills and fluent oral and written English (essential)

– Ability to work both independently and in a team environment (essential)

– Ability to author scientific reports and research proposal and co-author scientific publications (essential)

– The candidate must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD degree:

https://graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/