Student Opportunity Announcements

PhD Studentship, Lake Modelling and algal blooms

Water Quality Modelling of Buffalo Pound Lake - Ph.D. Opportunity:
The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Ph.D. candidate with experience in water quality modelling to support research in understanding the mixing regime and biological processes in the aquatic environment of Buffalo Pound Lake.  Buffalo Pound is a bloom-prone eutrophic lake that serves as an important regional drinking water supply. 
Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in Engineering, Science, Applied Mathematics or related analytical field of study
·         Knowledge of computer programming
·         Strong capability to apply computer models
·         Familiarity with exploratory data analysis and statistical methods
·         Successful application to the College of Graduate Studies and Research at University of Saskatchewan (or application in progress)

In addition, the candidate should have:
·         Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members
·         Strong oral and written communication skills

Funding:
A three-year full scholarship is available for a qualified individual to aid in the completion of the Ph.D. program.
How to Apply:
General admission requirements and an on-line application form can be found at the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) website: www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/index.php

Candidates must also submit official transcripts, their CV, and a brief statement of research interest (approximately 1-3 pages in length) that includes:
Specific areas of interest that could lead to a thesis topic;
A description of why the applicant wants to pursue research in the interdisciplinary context of the School of Environment and Sustainability;
A description of any employment or study experiences that relate to the research interests described.
Transcripts and statement of research interests are to be directed to:
 Chair, Graduate Affairs Committee
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
Room 323, Kirk Hall
117 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5C8
Canada

Telephone: (306) 966-1985
Fax: (306) 966-2298
Email:  sens.info@usask.ca

About the School of Environment and Sustainability:
SENS offers superb facilities for training in hydraulic and ecological processes and modelling and related climatological and hydrochemical phenomena. For more information, please refer to http://www.usask.ca/water/  and http://www.usask.ca/sens/
 
Application Deadline:
To start the Ph.D. program in May 2014 please complete the application process as soon as possible as candidates are already being reviewed by the School of Environment and Sustainability.
 
Further Information:
For additional information on this opportunity you are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Lindenschmidt before applying, and to link your application to his research program:
 
Dr. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
Associate Professor
School of Environment and Sustainability
University of Saskatchewan
Telephone: 306-966-6174
Fax: 306)-966-1193
Email: karl-erich.lindenschmidt@usask.ca