From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Helen Baulch
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Research positions available: Agricultural Land Management in Prairie Landscapes
Research positions available: Agricultural Land Management in Prairie Landscapes
The Global Institute for Water Security (www.usask.ca/water) is launching a field and model-based program to address issues of agricultural land management in prairie landscapes. The goal of this research program is to develop hydrological and process-based biogeochemical models suited to prairie environments. We will then use these models to develop monitoring programs to characterize the effects of agricultural beneficial management practices on hydrology, biogeochemistry, and indicators of ecosystem health.
We are seeking 3 masters students, 1 PhD student and 1 postdoctoral fellow to be a part of a project team, led by Drs. Howard Wheater, John Pomeroy, Cherie Westbrook and Helen Baulch. This project will provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in both academia, and government, and will build upon existing, long-term monitoring programs at two prairie research sites. Applicants should have a background in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your background and interests (including which position you are applying for), your CV, and a list of three references (with their contact information) to [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin January 16, 2012. The anticipated start date is May or Sept 2012. Informal inquiries are welcome – please contact Helen Baulch ([log in to unmask]) for additional information regarding all positions listed.
>Hydrological and biogeochemical modelling positions:
Postdoctoral fellow - with Dr. John Pomeroy/Dr. Howard Wheater (3 years funding available) We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with strong programming and numerical modelling skills and experience in water quality modelling or hydrological modelling.
PhD student – with Dr. Howard Wheater/ Dr. John Pomeroy (3 years funding available) The PhD student should have strong numerical modelling and programming skills, and ideally will have some experience in water quality or hydrological modelling.
*Successful students will require admission through the School of Environment and Sustainability (http://www.usask.ca/sens/) or the College of Engineering (http://www.engr.usask.ca/). Please review eligibility criteria.
1 Masters student - with Dr. Cherie Westbrook and Dr. John Pomeroy (2 years funding available) The masters student will be responsible for setting up and running hydrological models, and should have strong quantitative skills, ideally with some experience in programming. *Successful students will require admission through the Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science (http://www.arts.usask.ca/geography/). Please review eligibility criteria.
>Biogeochemistry & aquatic ecosystem health positions – with Dr. Helen
We are seeking two enthusiastic masters students interested in stream biogeochemistry, and indicators of aquatic ecosystem health. Students will gain a strong understanding of stream biogeochemistry, experience in several laboratory techniques, as well as expertise in the use of aquatic sensors. Applicants should have strong field and laboratory skills. Two years of funding is available. *Successful students will require admission through the School of Environment and Sustainability (http://www.usask.ca/sens/). Please review eligibility criteria.