Student Opportunity Announcements
MSc Position, Stream Ecology
Motivated M.Sc. student sought for a unique opportunity in the Department of Geography at Western University to conduct research as part of an inter-university collaboration to develop an integrated aquatic monitoring and management framework for the Tobacco Creek Model Watershed Manitoba, Canada. Student project will be focused on development of indicators of aquatic ecosystem health and ecological thresholds to land use activities for use in watershed assessment and management. Student responsibilities will include designing and executing experiments and analyzing and reporting research outcomes.
Applicants are expected to have a strong background in aquatic ecology, environmental science or related discipline and interest in designing experiments and conducting field and lab work. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.
The successful candidate will be based at Western University in London, Ontario with opportunities for lab exchange placements at the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick and the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington Ontario. The candidate will also be required to conduct fieldwork in southern Manitoba as part of their thesis research.
B.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Science or related discipline
Meet enrolment requirements of the Dept of Geography at The University of Western Ontario (http://geography.ssc.uwo.ca/grad)
Additional desired qualifications:
Experience with ArcGIS
Experience conducting aquatic fieldwork
Knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistical analyses
Demonstrated written & oral communication skills
Valid drivers license
Please send your CV, a list of two references (along with contact phone and email), and a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests to Dr. Adam Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date is September 2013 with employment opportunity as a research assistant from May through August 2013. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.