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ETH Zurich Switzerland PhD Positions in Soil Chemistry

2 PhD Positions in Soil Chemistry at ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Sciences (Zürich)
We are inviting applications for two PhD student positions in the area of environmental soil chemistry and biogeochemistry of trace elements. The project addresses the binding of Arsenic to natural organic matter of peatlands. The first PhD student will investigate the speciation and potential bioavailability of As in an As-contaminated peatland and explore the temporal and spatial dynamics of As in the pore water. The second PhD student will study the binding strength, mechanisms, kinetics, and abiotic controls of the interaction between different As species and natural organic matter. Both sub-projects include the setup of laboratory-scale experiments and the use of advanced analytical techniques for the quantification and speciation of trace elements in the solid and liquid phase.

Candidates should have a strong interest in soil chemistry and biogeochemistry of trace elements and should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in environmental sciences, geosciences, chemistry, geoecology, or a related discipline. Good knowledge of English is essential. Female and male candidates are equally invited to apply. Employment will be according to standard regulations of the ETH Zurich. Start from January 2009 or upon mutual agreement. Project duration is 3 years.

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Send a letter of application, CV, statement of research interests, copy of certificates, and addresses of 2-3 potential referees to Prof. Ruben Kretzschmar, ETH Zurich, CHN F29.2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland (paper copy by mail or single pdf-file by e-mail to [email protected]). Application deadline is August 31. The evaluation of candidates will start September 15 and continue until the position is filled. More information on our research group can be found at www.soilchem.ethz.ch. For further details on the project contact Dr. Christian Mikutta (F21.1).

24 comments

  1. Habib Hayyan al Razy al Hafidz says:

    Respected sir,
    I am indonesian. called habib. i’ll have graduated in 2010 dec. i have been learning in chemical engineering. i’m looking for fully-funded position master in organic chemistry. i want to study in Germany or korea . you can add me in [email protected]

    Thanking you,
    habib hayyan al razy al hafidz

  2. rasha kamal says:

    Firstly, i want to introduce my self. my name is rasha mohamed kamal mohamed. i have a B.Sc in chemistry( very good with honor degree)- faculty of science-assiut university, Egypt, i already finished my master degree. my thesis title is:
    Structural Characterization and Catalytic Activity of Nickel, Silver and Aluminium Mixed Oxides Catalysts.
    really, i want to complet my postgraduated studies and to obtain a Ph.D degree with fully-funded position. I am very interested to follow up more opportunities for the PhD in chemistry .
    I’m very interested in chemistry, and I want to proceed with my studies and research under your guidance and supervision. I would like to assure you that I will focus my research.
    Thank you
    rasha kamal

  3. Agagha Franklin says:

    It is a pity that i found this vacancy for a PhD research in soil chemistry and biogeochemistry. Nevertheless, i am a graduate of soil science aged 29yrs with a second class upper division. My final year project topic was on land use and some physico-chemical properties of Okomu Wetland soils in the south south zone of my country. I recently acquired a masters of science degree in Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control with an M.Pil/PhD Awarded to me in one of the best Universities in Nigeria (The University of Ibadan). My masters project work was on Characterization of industrial Effluent in the City of Ibadan. Having known the environmental negative impact of Arsenal contaminated soil and its effect on biota including human, remediatory measures such as immobilization as the research will entail is necessary. This research will be very relevant to my country specifically the Delta region which is dominated by peatsoils. So i want you to consider my interest and abreast me with the necessary scolarship opportunities available for this program or other relevant field that will be suitable for me. please i need your urgent reply. Thanks

  4. BINA says:

    I am first division holder both in secondary and highar secondary levels. I obtained first class first in honours level.Now i am going to submit my M.Phil thesis named Phytochemical investigation on oyster mushroom(pleurotus ostreatus) from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. I am a lecturer of a degree college. I WANT TO GET Ph.D FULL FUND SCHOLARSHIP.WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME?My E-mail address is [email protected]

  5. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am Environmental Chemist, I have a master degree and graduated from Master & Doctorate Program at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.In subsequently I would like to pursue with my Doctoral research to perform my Doctoral work within your group
    especially by working of environmental soil chemistry and biogeochemistry of trace elements project or related subject that exist .

    For more information I have done my master thesis with the topic of “Multimethod Development for Analysis of Active Substance in Plant Protection Products”.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Yours Faithfully,

    Hemin ABDOUL
    Germany
    Email: [email protected]

  6. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am Environmental Chemist, I have a master degree and graduated from Master & Doctorate Program at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.In subsequently I would like to pursue with my Doctoral research to perform my Doctoral work within your group
    especially by working of environmental soil chemistry and biogeochemistry of trace elements project or related subject that exist .

    For more information I have done my master thesis with the topic of “Multimethod Development for Analysis of Active Substance in Plant Protection Products”.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Yours Faithfully,

    Hemin ABDOUL

  7. FELEKE MURGA says:

    Dear Sir / madam

    I am Feleke Murga 23 years old from Ethiopia, have B.Ed degree in Chemistry from Mekelle University, Ethiopia. in the year 2006. I have been working as a teacher in department of Chemistry at Agene General Secondary school since September 2006-2008. Now I am self-employed & I want to pursue my Masters degree in Education or any area related of study in post graduate program. I would be glad if i am linked with a funding for this program. THIS will afford me the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills that will improve my quality of work to overcome the problem of quality teachers in my country . I am grateful for the opportunity to get a award in any recognized University , hope to hearing from you soon . I can be reached by the following address .

    E-mail : [email protected]

    Thank you in advance

  8. Taye Belachew Jima says:

    It is unfortunate for me that I saw the announcement after a long time. My point is so will it be possible to apply for the position PhD in soil chemistry now. If so I am ready to attach my documents.

  9. fateme hakimi says:

    dear sir/madam
    i have m.sc degree in organic chemistry from zanjan university , Iran.i want to do phd in soil science .please,give me information on how to obtain in getting Scholarship.

    email : [email protected]

  10. Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque says:

    This is Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque, a Bangladeshi national searching a funding for doing Ph.D. I completed B.Sc.Ag.(Hons.) and M.S. in Horticulture from Bangladsh Agricultural University. I will be grateful to you if you give me the opportunity. Please give me information about scholaship.

    With best regards,

    Mohammad Muhebbullah Ibne Hoque
    Seed Production Officer,
    Lal Teer Seed Limited,
    Anchor Tower, 108 Bir Uttam C.R. Datta Road,
    Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
    E-mail: [email protected]

  11. Sir, I have completed MSC. in organic chemistry. I want to do P.hD in Organic chemistry. Research field organic biological active compound synthesis, If any scholarship is there for P.hD then Tell me abt scholarships and procedure. Thank you

  12. nida alam says:

    sir i have completed my M.Sc. in organic chemistry from a very reputed university in india .i hold an all throughout first class record . i m interested in P.Hd in soil chemistry ….but the deadline is over .please advice me

  13. Abdulgader says:

    i would like to apply for this position . unfortunately
    i can’t beacuse of the deadline . Would you please advice me.
    thanks

  14. sumaira liaqat says:

    Sir, I have completed M.Phil in organic chemistry(organic biological active compound synthesis). I want to do P.hD in Organic chemistry. Research field organic biological active compound synthesis, If any scholarship is there for P.hD then Tell me abt scholarships and procedure. Thank you

  15. Mekuria Feleke says:

    i have graduated with MA Degree in Urban management in one of Ethiopian Higher institutions.would you send me informations on Phd program in the stream.

  16. Manoj kumar says:

    Sir, I am a student of M.Sc.(Soil Science & Agril chemistry) in final yr. I want to do P.hD in soil science . Research field is Phytoremediation , If any scholarship is there for P.hD. M.Sc. would be completed by july 2009. Tell me abt scholarships and procedure. Thank you.

  17. ammal says:

    dear sir
    I would like to express my a fmiration of your elegant fields of research. Iam Ammal Esmaeel Ibrahim female MSC. from Iraq Iam foyer to find an appartaimty to be involved as a full Time PhD. Student of your department. Iam seeking for a scholarship to cover tuition feeds and living expevses. I hope to accept my required and my wish come true to completing my study in chemistry science because I can not completing my study in iraq and I think you have idea a bout the situation in iraq and my family that consist of nine people make an another problem is the money problem. (Pleas can you help me to completing my study (PhD. in chemistry science). would you mind directing me learn to apply and if there is any opportunities for getting Scholarship from your University thank you to read my message pleas answer me as soon as possible

    with my best regards.

    Ammal Esmaeel Ibrahim
    emil: [email protected]

  18. Gebre Alemu says:

    Do you have Environmental management phD program ? Now, I am student of urban management master program in Ethiopian civil service college. I will specailized at environmental management.I will graduate in Augest 2009.So please send your response as soon as possible. Thank you

  19. Do you have age limit for PhD program? I am 46 years old and teaching courses in soil and water analysis and other courses for Chemistry students at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

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