Feb 11 2021

Summer Undergraduate Positions!

WHO?  We are seeking undergraduate students interested in contributing to the collection and analyses of water samples, and in gaining experience in a variety of field and laboratory techniques. Previous lab and/or field experience, and completion of ecology/ limnology courses are desirable but students who are enthusiastic about gaining those experiences are also encouraged to apply. Must be comfortable in the water, on small boats, and hold a valid driver’s license.


WHAT?  Sampling of small water bodies (wetlands, farm ponds, small lakes) across southern Saskatchewan for water quality and greenhouse gases. Both field sampling and laboratory analyses will be involved.


WHERE? The candidate will be based at the University of Regina, with considerable travel in rural environments and farmland. 


WHEN? May 1-Aug 31 2021.


HOW MUCH? $1900 per month. Travel expenses will be covered.


WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?  We will be adhering to U of R regulations and measures will be in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved.


Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and CV/resume, and contact information for two references to Kerri Finlay (kerri.finlay@uregina.ca) by Mar 5, 2021

Feb 11 2021

MSc or PhD student position in Community-Based Water Monitoring!

In collaboration with Water Rangers, and government and non-governmental organizations, we have funding to expand a citizen science program in Saskatchewan to study recreational water quality. We are looking for a graduate student (MSc or PhD) to coordinate volunteers and professional researchers in water quality monitoring, collect and analyze data, and evaluate new techniques to expand water quality monitoring capabilities (App-based nutrient analyses, and AI-based water quality index calculations). 

The successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, with an interest in community outreach, as well as an understanding of water quality measurements, data management, and analyses. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to kerri.finlay@uregina.ca.  Students will need to apply to the University of Regina's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research 

Feb 11 2021

Lab/ Field Manager Position!

We are looking for an individual to coordinate field sampling and laboratory analyses in our aquatic biogeochemistry lab. Duties will include coordinating and facilitating field sampling by graduate and undergraduate students (some field work may be required), organizing and analyzing samples in the lab, and maintenance of equipment. There may be opportunities to mentor students and/or conduct original research, depending on the interests of the successful applicant. 

The successful candidate will have a minimum BSc or equivalent, with a strong background in aquatic biogeochemistry, have a valid driver's license, and be comfortable on the water. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, and be a strong team-player with leadership skills. 

Funding is available for a full-time position for 2.5 years. The appointment will be initially be made for 1 year, with an extension possible pending satisfactory performance. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to kerri.finlay@uregina.ca by Mar 15 2021

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