[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD student or postdoctoral fellow -- limnology -- lake ecology and drinking water treatment

Helen Baulch helenbaulch at yahoo.ca
Sun Nov 3 20:31:22 MST 2013

PhD or Postdoctoral Position available:Limnology -- Understanding lake metabolism and
nuisance algal metabolites in a prairie drinking water supply 
am seeking a Postdoctoral fellow or PhD student for a new project aimed at
linking an improved understanding of lake ecology to drinking water treatment
successful applicant will work with a team of researchers across two
universities, partnered with a water utility, and provincial government
researchers.  The student will work with
a unique long-term database, and sensor-based technology to identify predictors
of bloom risk, and periods of high algal productivity affecting drinking water
treatment processes.  The successful
applicant will have a solid foundation in limnology, strong quantitative
skills, and experience with, or ability to learn skills necessary for working
with sensor-based technology.  Research
will involve field and laboratory work, and requires someone who enjoys working
within a team setting.  A start date of January 2014 is preferred, although later dates may be
negotiated.  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 with numerous project collaborators.    
Applications:  To express interest
in the position, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your background
and interests to Helen Baulch (usaskwater at gmail.com).  Informal inquiries are also welcome.  
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