[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate (Msc and PhD) position in Soil Science/ Biogeochemistry U of Alberta

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Jun 6 08:18:27 MDT 2013

Graduate (Msc and PhD) position in Soil Science/ Biogeochemistry

The Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Canada is looking to fill a graduate (Msc or PhD) position
in soil science biogeochemistry starting September 1, 2013. This
research focuses on evaluating carbon pools and dynamics in
reconstructed soils (Technosols) in comparison to their natural
analogs. Fieldwork will involve soil description and sampling of
natural boreal forests and reclaimed sites. Laboratory work will
quantify the distribution and activity of soil carbon, and associated
faunal and microbial communities.

We are looking for a motivated and team-oriented candidate. Applicants
should have a strong record of academic excellence, with demonstrated
interest in soil science and biogeochemistry. Prior experience using
stable isotopes would be beneficial. Proficiency in spoken and written
English is a necessity. The successful applicant will be supervised by
Sylvie Quideau (Professor; Soil Biogeochemistry;
http://www.ualberta.ca/~squideau/), and Mathew Swallow (Postdoctoral
Fellow). Stipend will range between CAN$ 19,500 – 23,500 per year for
a period of 2 years; extensions are possible, but will depend on
student performance.

Applications received by July 1, 2013 will be given preference, but
the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been
identified. To apply, please send your CV, a copy of your transcripts,
the name of three references, your TOEFL score (if applicable), and a
brief cover letter outlining your research interests to: Sylvie
Quideau (Sylvie.quideau at ualberta.ca) and Mathew Swallow
(swallow at ualberta.ca).


Sylvie Quideau
Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry
University of Alberta
Dept of Renewable Resources
ESB 442
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3
(780) 492-5397
sylvie.quideau at ualberta.ca

A rainbow of soil is under our feet- F.D. Hole, 1985

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