Multiple graduate positions in environmental sciences of rare earth elements

Trent University, INRS (Institut National de la Rercherche Scientifique), and Laval University invite applications for fifteen graduate positions in environmental sciences of rare earth elements as critical minerals. This multidisciplinary project aims to assess the mechanisms by which rare earth elements (REEs), as priority critical minerals, affect Canadian terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The generated knowledge will allow the development of novel and responsible REE-based applications for sustainable growth of the biotechnology and agroforestry sectors. We aim to expand the potential end use of the research by facilitating the interactions between academic, private and government partners; each partner provides essential fundamental, technical and applied knowledge.

Positions

Institution

Topics

MSc1

Trent University

Environmental biogeochemistry, food web

MSc2

INRS

Biomonitoring

MSc3

Laval University

Speciation and geochemical modeling

MSc4

INRS

Ecotoxicity

MSc5

Trent University

Ecotoxicity

MSc6

Trent University

Algal biotechnology

MSc7

Trent University

Phytoremediation

MSc8

Trent University

Crop physiology and sustainable agriculture

MSc9

Trent University

Environmental risks assessment

MSc10

Trent University

Crop supplements and fertilizers

PhD1

Trent University

Environmental biogeochemistry, food web

PhD2

Trent University

Environmental geochemistry, contamination

PhD3

Trent University

Soil microbiology and health

PhD4

Trent University

Forest management

Tasks: The successful candidates will take an active role in planning and executing the research ideas, field and laboratory work in different graduate programs at Trent, INRS and Laval Universities.

Requirements: The positions are ideally suited for scholars (BSc, MSc holders) in environmental sciences, with a solid knowledge of ecotoxicology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, plant sciences, forestry or environmental modeling. We particularly seek a robust technical proficiency in advanced chemical/molecular analyses.

We offer: Fully funded scholarships, innovative & applied research topics, and well-equipped laboratories in environmental sciences, ecotoxicology & molecular (micro)biology.

How to apply: The application package should include (i) a cover letter outlining how the candidate fulfills the requirements, (ii) a full CV, (iii) academic transcripts and (iv) a list of contacts of three referees. The email subject should include the position of interest.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF to Dr. Huy Dang, Assistant Professor at Trent University: huydang@trentu.ca.

Commitment to diversity: The diversity of our community is at the core of innovation and creativity and strengthens our research excellence. Our groups strive to embody the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Thus, we are committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse and inclusive community of outstanding scholars.

posted: 15 April 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.