Now recruiting! MSc and PhD students to join our lab
Cascading effects of permafrost thaw through aquatic networks: carbon cycling, contaminant transport and food webs
I am currently recruiting several MSc and PhD students to join a newly funded NSERC project that continues our previous efforts in the western Canadian Arctic. The ideal start date for these positions will be May or September of 2020. Further details on this project can be found here.
Glacial biogeochemistry in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
In collaboration with Dr. Maya Bhatia, I am also recruiting for an MSc or PhD student to work on a large, multi-disciplinary project examining downstream utilization of glacially-derived dissolved organic matter. Further details on the project and application procedures can be found here.
General information about applying to the lab
I am always happy to hear from motivated students who are interested in undertaking field-based research. If the research that we do in my lab is of interest to you, please contact me via email, including a recent CV and brief overview of your research interests.
I accept graduate students through the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences. The application deadline for September admission is in late January. Prospective students should plan to contact me about their interest before submitting an application to our program. You can familiarize yourself with the application procedures for our program here. In addition, prospective graduate students should check out opportunities for funding through the University of Alberta and national agencies such as NSERC.
In addition to graduate students, I will also typically hire one (or more) senior undergraduates to assist with our field needs every summer. Field assistants can expect to spend several months in the field, and should be prepared to work long days in often inclement conditions.
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