New Ph.D. or M.Sc. Student Position on Mercury
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
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
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,
Refer to Environment and Geography program
Positions are also available on the following
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
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
PDF and summer student positions are also frequently available with
our group. Please contact Dr. Wang for further information.
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