3 MSc positions - Geomicrobiology and Mine Waste
The McBeth Geomicrobiology Group in the Department of Geological Sciences is recruiting graduate students to begin in 2019. This research group studies microbial communities and their influence on metal(loid) solubility in mine waste materials and contaminated environments. https://research-groups.usask.ca/mcbeth/
Applicants are invited to submit applications detailing their interest in one or more of the following potential thesis topics:
These projects are funded through a NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks grant "NSERC Toward Environmentally Responsible Resource Extraction" (NSERC-TERRE-NET). The NSERC-TERRE-NET team is developing improved, cost-effective, socially acceptable strategies for managing mine wastes and mitigating contamination. The network includes researchers from USask, U Waterloo, UBC, U of Alberta, U Ottawa, and UQAT: https://terre-net.ca/ The students on these projects will also have opportunities to interact with a dynamic and collaborative community of researchers at USask during their program. Successful candidates will be provided with opportunities to network and gain transferable skills to prepare them for the job market after graduation. The positions include funds to support student travel to national and international conferences.
Enquiries about the project(s) and applications should be addressed to Dr Joyce McBeth and sent to: geo.micro at usask.ca. Please begin subject line with "Grad Student App:". Applications should contain the following documents (pdf format):
Application consideration will begin on Nov 25th and continue until positions are filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for additional documents (e.g., language test scores, examples of written work).
USask is a member of the prestigious U15 Canadian research university group and provides excellent facilities and analytical tools to our students. We are located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our historic campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in Canada, and our warm community welcomes people from around the world including growing numbers of Aboriginal and international students. The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.