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Postdoctoral position available in Grosvenor lab at USask


One postdoctoral position is available beginning August 1, 2016 in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Grosvenor.  The research to be conducted by the postdoctoral fellow will involve the study of solid tailings (solid waste) from a Saskatchewan-based uranium mining and milling operation.  The objective of this research is to identify how Ca- and U-bearing solids change over time in the tailings.  The research to be conducted by the postdoctoral fellow will involve synthesising standard Ca- and U-containing materials and analysing the standard samples and the tailings samples using X-ray spectroscopy beamlines located at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron radiation facility that is located near the University of Saskatchewan campus.  The successful candidate will be involved in all interactions with our industrial collaborators and will therefore receive considerable experience in working in both university and industrial settings.  The successful candidate must have experience in the synthesis of solid-state materials and the analysis of materials by X-ray diffraction.  Experience in using synchrotron radiation facilities will be considered a benefit; however, this is not an absolute requirement.  The position will be one year in length with the option of a second year.  The successful applicant will receive a very competitive stipend.  All interested candidates are requested to send a curriculum vitae, names of at least two referees, and a cover letter that outlines their experience in solid state chemistry, experience in the analysis of materials by X-ray techniques, and any other experience that would be pertinent to the study of solid state materials to Prof. Andrew Grosvenor (  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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