Part-Time two-year Geography Masters of Science (MSc) student
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Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Marine Habitat Mapping Group is recruiting for a fully-funded two-year Geography Masters of Science (MSc) student to work on mapping habitats of the endangered Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) in coastal waters of Newfoundland, Canada. This project involves characterizing the nearshore habitats of the wolffish using multibeam sonar bathymetry, ground-truthing (diver observations, underwater videos and grab samples) and acoustic tracking of wolffish movement. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the government of Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada).
The ideal student will have a background in physical geography, marine biology, environmental sciences or related disciplines with good academic standing, good communication skills in English and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment. Knowledge of benthic ecology, marine geology, statistics and/or GIS will be an asset.
How to Apply
The start date for this 2-year Masters of Science is January 2014. Before applying formally to the university, candidates should email Drs. Evan Edinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rodolphe Devillers (email@example.com) before Oct. 30th 2013, providing a statement of interest, a copy of a resume mentioning three people that could provide references, and scans of university transcripts.
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