Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate studentship -- winter limnology

Graduate
studentship -- winter limnology



PhD Position available: Winter limnology

Research opportunity:  Rapid declines in the duration of lake
ice cover have been observed across much of the temperate zone.  However,
study of lakes during winter remains rare.  This research program will
combine field-based sampling and modeling approaches to assess how declining
periods of ice cover will affect lake oxygen dynamics and lake
biogeochemistry. 



Location:  This position is at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada) within the Global Institute for Water Security (www.usask.ca/water).   The institute hosts a multidisciplinary group of water researchers, and offers outstanding training opportunities and facilities for water-related research.  The student will
work with Dr. Helen Baulch (http://homepage.usask.ca/~hmb925/index.php), and have the
excellent collaborative opportunities within the institute, university, and
more broadly across other institutions and government agencies. 



Qualifications:  The successful applicant will have a MSc, and strong field and lab research skills.  Research will involve field work, so enjoying outdoor activities
during winter is essential.  The ideal candidate will also: Have a
background in limnology or biogeochemistry, enjoy working within a team-setting and have strong writing skills and excellent quantitative skills



Applications: To express interest in the position, please send a CV and cover letter outlining
your background and interests to Helen Baulch (helen.baulch@usask.ca).  The student will
also be required to apply for graduate studies at the University of
Saskatchewan.  The start date for this position is flexible, and applications will be considered as they are submitted. 



Informal inquiries are also welcome.  Please contact Helen Baulch (helen.baulch@usask.ca) for additional information.