The Lammers group is inviting applicants to perform wet laboratory work in support of a project investigating the feasibility of a new technology for large-scale mineral carbon sequestration. Global climate change is linked to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and negative emissions technologies must be developed to avoid catastrophic warming. Our group is developing a novel system to sequester carbon as mineral calcite while producing other valuable inorganic chemical products that can be used for extraction of critical elements.
Job requirements will include assisting with building the benchtop system, performing sampling and sample analysis using various analytical tools including ion chromatography, X-Ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy.
Background courses in laboratory chemistry is strongly encouraged, and Water Chemistry (CIVENG 115) and/or Soil Chemistry (CIVENG c116/ESPM c128) or equivalent is also useful but not required (these may also be taken concurrently). Prior wet laboratory experience is encouraged but not required. A strong attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality research for the greater good is required!