The laboratory of aquatic science and biogeochemistry at Trent University seeks MSc student applications in applied environmental science, with a focus on carbon cycling in the Arctic Ocean. In this project, the MSc student will examine the sources and sinks of colored dissolved organic matter in the top layer of the Western Arctic Ocean. The student will be involved in cruise preparation, shipboard measurements, data analysis and modeling using MATLAB.

This position offers the possibility to acquire a broad range of analytical and conceptual skills within carbon biogeochemistry as well as environmental chemistry. The MSc student would join an international group of researchers and have full access to state-of-the-art field sampling and analytical facilities. The MSc student would have the opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary cruise onboard an icebreaker.

We seek a highly motivated student with a completed university degree in chemistry, or environmental sciences and an interest in interdisciplinary environmental/arctic research. Field experience and analysis of dissolved organic matter would be an asset but is not a requirement.

The position is available starting as early as January 2009 and will remain open until filled. Applicants should e-mail a CV, transcripts of all university courses with grades, a copy of university degrees, a cover letter outlining qualifications and interest for this position, name and contact information for two reference persons. For further information, or to apply, please contact Dr. Celine Gueguen.