M.Sc. and Ph.D. position in permafrost and climate science at the University of Lethbridge

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M.Sc. and Ph.D. position in permafrost and climate science at the University of Lethbridge

Bonnaventure, Philip

M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions in the department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge in climate and permafrost modelling.


I am currently in search of candidates to fill positions in my lab studying mountainous microclimate and permafrost variability in the Yukon and Northwest Territories of western Canada. The successful candidates will join a growing lab and research program focused on the spatial impact of climate change on the terrestrial cryosphere in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge. Located in southwestern Alberta between prairie and mountain ecosystems the University of Lethbridge has both growing undergraduate and graduate programs with scholarship and graduate teaching assistantship opportunities. I am seeking students who will jointly apply for funding to support their research activities through NSERC (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/index_eng.asp). As a result, priority will be given to Canadian students with completive qualifications. Positions to be filled include an M.Sc. (Analysis of near-surface inversions in the North American Arctic) and a Ph.D. (Analysis of the topo-temperature field redistribution and the impacts on the spatial distribution of projected permafrost thaw in complex terrain). Position are set to begin in September 2018 however, funding applications must be submitted by October 2017 (Ph.D.) and December 2017 (M.Sc.). The ideal candidate (M.Sc.) would hold a B.Sc. or B.A. in physical geography, environmental science or computer science with a strong background in geomatics (GIS and remote sensing), programming in R and Python, statistics and a keen interest in climatology and geomorphology. The ideal candidate (Ph.D.) would hold or be currently completing an M.Sc. in physical geography or environmental science with skills in geomatics (GIS and remote sensing). The research portion of the Ph.D. degree will involve both modelling and field work in the Yukon/NWT and will focus on the generation of air temperature and permafrost distribution models over complex topography. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact Philip Bonnaventure ([hidden email] by September 10th for more information. Information on graduate studies at the University of Lethbridge can be found using the below website.  





Dr. Philip P. Bonnaventure

Assistant Professor of Physical Geography


Department of Geography

University of Lethbridge

4401 University Drive

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4


Office: Alberta Water & Environmental Science

Building, Room WE2052

Phone: +1.403.317.5028

Email: [hidden email]


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