Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
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If interested, please send your CV or resume to Kela.Weber@rmc.ca.
Master's or PhD Student Researcher Position
Environmental Sciences Group
Royal Military College of Canada
Project: Release of engineered nanoparticles from commercial products
The Environmental Sciences Group at the Royal Military College of Canada is seeking a highly motivated Master’s or PhD Student (science or engineering degree possible) to work within the project: “Ecotoxicity and transport of nanoparticles released from commercial products”. The student will study the release of engineered nanoparticles from commercial products with the aim of characterizing their physical and chemical properties. Once well characterized, the student will develop methods to consistently produce aged and weathered nanoparticles for ecotoxicological, fate, and transport experiments. This position is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience working with an active, vibrant group of graduate students, researchers, and organizations at a national and international scale. Project partners from Canada, USA, Germany, Australia are involved with travel opportunities available. The project has already made exceptional progress and expects a number of citable publications resulting from the specific project described here.
Engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs) are artificially created objects that are generally defined as having one of their dimensions in the 1-
Education: A Bachelor’s or Master degree with excellent academic record is required. Candidates in the field of engineering, environmental sciences and chemistry are invited to apply. Other disciplines are also invited to apply, however a background conducive to meeting the project objectives will be favored.
Experience: Research and laboratory experience, is highly recommended. Any prior knowledge and experience in nanoparticle studies will be beneficial.
Students are expected to work on their research project on a weekly basis and undertake graduate courses at the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s. The students will receive the NSERC recommended stipend. Funding for Master’s students will be for 2 years and PhD for 3 years. Students are expected to complete their thesis research and courses during this period.
Students will work at the Environmental Sciences Group (ESG), which is part of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Royal Military College of Canada. The ESG is the largest environmental sciences group in Canada and one of the premier training grounds for environmental engineers and scientists in Canada. Graduates are given field opportunities and are able to interact with government sponsors and consultants allowing for networking during their studies. The majority of ESG graduates work in government or consulting after completion.
The student will be under the supervision of Prof. Kela Weber (ESG Director) and Prof. Denis O'Carroll (University of New South Wales) with the assistance of Dr. Vincent Gagnon (ESG).
Interested individuals are asked to send Dr. Vincent Gagnon (Vincent.Gagnon@rmc.ca) the following documents:
Application will be open until the adequate candidate is found.
MASc — Effect of Emerging Contaminants on Treatment Wetlands (1 position)
Treatment wetlands (TWs) are natural or man-
The main goal of this work will be to ascertain the effect waterborne pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants in waste water have on the treatment effectiveness of treatment wetland systems, both at the lab and field scale. The student will gain expertise in the areas of treatment wetland design and operation, bacterial community assessment, water quality evaluation, experimental design, and multivariate statistics. Travel is expected for the dissemination of scientific findings, and field work may be possible. Project direction can be tuned to meet specific student interest while maintaining original project objectives (supported by an NSERC grant to Prof. Kela Weber), and involvement in other projects may be possible given time restraints. Registration and experimental work is expected to be based from the Royal Military College of Canada; however, course offerings and laboratory visits to Queen's University are also available. If interested, please contact Prof. Kela Weber at Kela.Weber@rmc.ca. Please include your resume or CV and a recent transcript in your e-
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