PhD positions in Environmental NMR Spectroscopy

The A. Simpson lab are looking for 2 PhD candidates to start Sept 2024. One, working on the development of portable Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Environmental Field Analysis. The second, on multiphase NMR analysis of intact samples, including microplastic pollution and living organisms. Both projects will use and develop globally unique analytical tools. Both are fully funded.

We have an extremely friendly and collaborative group. We are looking for 2 candidates that fit in well, are friendly, hard working, and like to work both independently and as part of a team. You need a min GPA of 3.7 (last 20 courses) and unfortunately (due to international quotas) must be a domestic student (permanent resident or citizen of Canada).  A degree in chemistry or related discipline is ideal.

My research is at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, engineering and even touches on medicine. You will have amazing opportunities, from hands on 5 axis machining of micro-components to studying toxic processes in-vivo. You do not need prior experience, we will teach you everything.

All my students spend some time working abroad.  All my students have done extremely well, post graduation, including numerous Professors, a Director of a major global company, analytical instrument companies, hospitals and many more. My last student was hired prior to graduation by the Harvard Medical School.


Professor/Principle Investigator/ Director of the Environmental NMR Center
Department of Chemistry & Department of Physical and Environmental Science