New Ph.D. or M.Sc. Student Position in Arctic
Marine Cryospheric Chemistry
Start Date: September 2016 or January 2017
We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.)
with exceptional academic standing to examine freezing-temperature
reactions (“cryoreactions”) in the sea ice
environment and their implications for biogeochemical cycling of CO2 and
contaminants (e.g., mercury, crude oil) in the Arctic. The research will
involve both laboratory and field work, including research cruises onboard
the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS
Applicants should have a strong background in the areas of
environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, (bio)geochemistry, or chemical oceanography. Special
consideration will be given to those candidates with experience in
instrumental analytical techniques and/or field studies.
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
graduate students, research associates, and other 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. 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: www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions
Refer to Environment and Geography program
Positions are also available on the
· Biogeochemistry of mercury
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 website.
PDF and summer student positions are also frequently available with
our group. Please contact Dr. Wang for further information.
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