[ES_JOBS_NET] graduate positions, winter limnology

Helen Baulch helenmbaulch at gmail.com
Tue May 21 22:59:46 MDT 2013

*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

*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

·         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 at 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

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