Immediate PhD student Opening – University of Ottawa!

The Shallow Water Earth Observation Lab at the University of Ottawa is looking for a PhD student to use optical remote sensing to study historical trends in water quality of lakes near Iqaluit, Canada, and quantify the extent of permafrost thaw-related impacts to surface waters. The research will be part of a collaboration with professors and students at Queen’s University, Carleton University, Université de Montréal and the Nunavut Research Institute. The student will ideally enter the PhD program in September 2021, so applications will be accepted starting immediately, until the position is filled. Funding is available, including for a stipend, fieldwork, and conference travel. The successful candidate is expected to secure additional funding (grants / scholarships) to support their research.

The ideal candidate has experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Processing and analysis of optical remote sensing data
  • Programming (Python, R, or alternative)
  • Advanced statistical analysis, machine learning
  • Research collaboration (teamwork)
  • Field data collection, ideally in aquatic environments
  • English technical writing (for scientific publication)

Note that while the position is based in Ottawa the successful candidate will not be expected to be physically present in Ottawa by September 2021. Teleworking during and after COVID-related travel restrictions is negotiable – some presence in Ottawa will likely be required. Both Canadian and foreign students are encouraged to apply. Please apply initially by sending your CV and cover letter to Dr. Anders Knudby,; a formal application process will be required later.

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