PhD Positions in Biogeochemistry and Ecohydrology
The ecohydrology group at the University of Waterloo focuses on water-related environmental issues of societal significance (http://ecohydrology.uwaterloo.ca). It is funded through the Canada Excellence Research Chair program (www.cerc.gc.ca), and includes a diverse team of geologists, biogeochemists, soil scientists, hydrologists, environmental engineers and microbiologists. The University of Waterloo (http://uwaterloo.ca) is located in Southern Ontario, approximately 100 km west of Toronto, and consistently ranks as the most innovative university in Canada.
PhD positions are open within the ecohydrology group, with research projects designed around (1) field and laboratory experiments to determine rates, mechanisms and products of biogeochemical transformations of nutrients and contaminants, (2) reactive transport modeling to simulate the fate and fluxes of nutrients and contaminants at key interfaces within the landscape, (3) ecohydrological river basin modeling to forecast the effects of anthropogenic pressures on ecosystem services along the aquatic continuum, including the coastal zone. Candidates will be actively involved in defining the actual scope, objectives and methodology of their project.
Applicants with degrees in any field of science or engineering are welcome to apply but preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and experience in (environmental) chemistry, hydro(geo)logy, numerical and reactive transport modeling. Applications received before June 1 will be considered for a Fall 2012 start date, however, the positions will remain open until filled. Details of the application process can be found at www.grad.uwaterloo.ca. Preference will be given to Canadian applicants. Applicants are encouraged to send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org before starting the application process.