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MSc opportunity to study riverine-ocean temperature dynamics in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Location: Memorial University, Newfoundland

Date Posted: 07-Feb-20
Dr. Amanda Bates, Memorial University, seeks a positive and motivated graduate student (MSc) to advance understanding of riverine-ocean temperature dynamics in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The project focus will be on collating in situ and satellite temperature data to develop quantitative models to predict seasonal shifts in temperature regime across the freshwater-marine interface. Outputs will be relevant to sustainability of Arctic char and Atlantic salmon stocks.  You will join the lab of Dr. Amanda Bates with committee members from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO): Dr. Travis Van Leeuwen and Dr. Tomas Bird.

We seek applicants with a strong academic background and skills in quantitative data analyses, as well as excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will be organized, creative, and excited about working in a collaborative group environment. We actively encourage applications from candidates who display an interest in co-developing research approaches with local and Indigenous communities, and who value developing policy-relevant research outputs.

We also strongly encourage candidates of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Please contact us (Dr. Amanda Bates) with any inquiries and to discuss the position/opportunity.