Scientist: Geochemical Modelling and Thermodynamic Databases 413 views

The Laboratory for Waste Management in the Transport Mechanisms Group at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is looking for a Scientist in Geochemical Modelling and Thermodynamic Databases. This is a Tenure Track position. The employment contract will initially be limited to three years.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Plan and conduct research in the area of environmental sciences and geotechnical engineering using geochemical modelling approach
  • Co-development of the GEMS/PSI geochemical modelling project, including the maintenance of existing modules and development of new advanced functionalities
  • Code benchmarking and verification
  • Implementation and validation of thermodynamic concepts for solid solutions, sorption models and advanced activity models
  • Maintenance and development of thermodynamic databases
  • Critical evaluation of thermodynamic data and development of self-consistent databases for geochemical modelling
  • Participation in projects relevant to long-term evolution of waste repositories for radioactive waste
  • Acquisition of project funding

Requirements:

  • Applications are open for a team player able to work independently with strong experience in geochemical modelling and thermodynamic databases, as well as programming skills.
  • Candidate is expected to have profound experience in critical evaluation of thermodynamic data, development of self-consistent thermodynamic databases, solid solutions and activity models.
  • Candidate should have broad understanding of geochemical processes and mineral fluid interaction phenomena.
  • Candidate must hold a University/PhD degree in Natural Sciences, Geochemistry or Geology.
  • Applicant must possess very good command of English is required and knowledge of German will be beneficial.

Applications:

Submit application online by including list of publications and addresses of referees for the position as a Scientist (index no. 4403-01).

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Organization Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Scientist
Subject areas Natural Sciences, Geochemistry, Geology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 29 February 2020
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