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Graduate Student Opportunities

 

We are always interested in recruiting exceptional and highly motivated graduate students to join our group. Our research group can offer exciting graduate study opportunities, with support for a wide range of research approaches. Much of our research is field based and requires students to collaborate - so student will need to both be comfortable in the great outdoors and to work smoothly in small groups.

We are currently looking for at least one new graduate student at either PhD or MSc level to join our group for the fall of 2017, to carry out research with focus on shallow lake biogeochemistry in northern Alberta and in the Northwest Territories.  Proficiency with GIS software is an advantage, as well as general knowledge of biogeochemistry, ecology, or aquatic sciences. 

Interested students with suitable backgrounds and qualified GPA scores are encouraged to explore the information on graduate studies provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Department of Renewable Resoruces. For consideration, please send a CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Olefeldt (olefeldt@ualberta.ca). 

Funding for graduate studies may be available through Graduate Research Assistant Fellowships, but students are expected to supplement this funding. This may include NSERC funding or other external sources. The University and the Department of Renewable Resources also provide competitive recruitment awards between $5,000 and $10,000 for outstanding MSc applicants, and between $3,000 and $17,000 for outstanding PhD applicants. Graduates from a Canadian University with a GPA>3.7 on a 4.0 scale and international students with equivalent academic accomplishments usually receive a recruitment award.