Graduate Student Position

Focal Area: Environmental Science
Institution Name: University of Alberta
Terminal Degree: MSc
Stiped: CAD 19000
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 5/1/2014

Project Title: Reclaiming Boreal Linear Corridors by Enhancing Soil Condition

Supervisor: Dr. Guillermo, Hernandez Ramirez (Assistant Professor) & Dr. Victor, Lieffers (Professor). Department Renewable Resources

Project Description:
I am seeking for a responsible student with interest in soil science and land reclamation.

Initial requirements:
Basic knowledge of soils,
Proactive and flexible,
Willingness to undertake new scientific approaches, to engage data analyses and writing,

The following assets will also be used in the selection:
A teamwork aptitude--an ability to work both independently and with others,
A desire to present results in public,
A 3.5 GPA or better, and
A valid driver's license and clean driving record/abstract

The selected student with start January 2015

Field summer work will be in sites in the boreal forest in Alberta within the context of linear disturbance due to seismic lines. Laboratory work will involve novel instrumentation to describe the physical basis and metrics of soil properties.

Please e-mail transcripts (scanned unofficial copy), CV, a letter describing any research experience and interests (1-page), and any names and contact information of two references.

Annual Stipend: CAD 19000

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