Opportunities in the Global Water Futures Program
Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change is a collaborative initiative between multiple Canadian universities and partner organizations funded, in part, through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The program is led by the University of Saskatchewan. Lead institutional partners include the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and McMaster University.
The Global Water Futures program (GWF) aims to deliver risk management solutions for water resources and services – informed by leading edge water science and supported by innovative decision-making tools – in Canada and throughout the cold regions of the world. Key research areas include predicting change in Cold Regions, developing Big Water data and support systems, and designing user solutions that focus on real world problems.
Positions available within the GWF Program at UWaterloo:
- MSc opportunity: Oxygen Monitoring in Soil and Sediment
- PhD Opportunities: Winter Soil Processes in Transition
- Research Scientist in Groundwater Modelling
- Post Doctoral Scientist positions in Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Modelling
- Graduate Student Opportunities in Lake Futures Project
- Several more opportunities for students/researchers are available. Please check the Global Water Futures website for updates.
Opportunities in the Ecohydrology Research Group
Research positions posted below are offered for specific projects.
The Ecohydrology research group focuses on water-related environmental issues of societal significance. It includes a diverse team of geologists, biogeochemists, soil scientists, hydrologists, environmental engineers and microbiologists from more than 15 countries.
We are often looking for enthusiastic, technically able undergraduates to assist us in the lab and field. Please contact Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad for more information about our undergraduate research assistant opportunities.
PhD Position in reactive transport modeling
The Ecohydrology Research Group at University of Waterloo invites PhD applications to participate in a research project on developing a reactive transport model for soil carbon cycling under freeze-thaw dynamics. The proposed research will address one of the major obstacles preventing the reliable representation of freeze-thaw cycles in models coupling soil processes to the global carbon cycle and climate. The main tasks of the PhD student will be to develop a biogeochemical reactive transport model with mathematical representations of hydrological and biogeochemical effects of freeze-thaw cycles that vary over time.
Applicants with degrees in any field of science or engineering are welcome to apply but preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and experience in numerical mathematical modeling in geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental sciences or a related field. For further information regarding this position please contact Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad (email@example.com) or Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Three (3) Faculty Positions, Water Institute
Applications are invited for three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions as part of a strategic hiring initiative to strengthen interdisciplinary water research and education at the University of Waterloo. The successful candidates will be hired into multiple departments and join the more than 150 faculty members of the Water Institute from across the University’s six faculties. The three new faculty positions are in the following, broadly defined, areas: water and global environmental change, urban water security, and socio-hydrology.
More information about these opportunities can be found on the Water Institute website.
The application deadline for these positions is September 15th, 2018.