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New Ph.D. or M.Sc. Student Position on Mercury Cycling

in Arctic Coastal Marine Environments


Start Date: January or May 2016


We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student with exceptional academic standing to examine mercury cycling within estuarine and marine environments of the sub-Arctic Hudson Bay. The position is open to incoming Ph.D. or M.Sc. students. The successful candidate will join a recently funded project whose overarching objective is to characterize the effects of varying river discharge on mercury cycling within Hudson Bay.  The research will involve both laboratory and field work, including research cruises onboard the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen


Applicants should have a strong background in the areas of environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, or oceanography.  Special consideration will be given to those candidates with field experience. 


The successful candidate will be working at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) of the University of Manitoba. Housed within the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment Earth and Resources, CEOS is home to 15 full time faculty, and approximately 70 other students and staff devoted to the study of Arctic marine science.  The Centre is located in the newly developed Nellie Cournoyea Arctic Research Facility.  Graduate students have access to state-of-the-art field and laboratory facilities including the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory (UCTEL), Sea-ice-Environmental Research Facility (SERF), and the soon-to-be-constructed Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO).  CEOS is a founding member of the new international Arctic Science Partnership (ASP).


Pre-applications should be emailed to Dr. Feiyue Wang by September 1 (January start) or January 1 (May start). International students should submit pre-applications by September 15 (May start).


Please include in your pre-application a CV, transcripts, a short statement of relevant research experience and interests, and the contact information for two referees.


For admission requirement and application procedure, visit:

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Positions are also  available on the following topics:


·       Chemical properties and processes across the air-ice-water interface

·       Cryospheric chemistry of contaminants (mercury, crude oil, etc)

·       Speciation modeling of trace elements in the cryosphere (computer programming skill is an asset)


Students with a strong background in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, geochemistry, or biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply. Most of the positions will involve both laboratory and field studies. Students will have access to the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory (UCTEL), Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF), and the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, and will contribute to and interact with a large multi-disciplinary graduate student group at the Centre of Earth Observation Science (CEOS) on campus and across the country via ArcticNet.


All the successful candidates will receive full research fellowships.


Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Wang prior to submitting the application. The application form can be downloaded from the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.


PDF and summer student positions are also frequently available with our group. Please contact Dr. Wang for further information.



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