Bioremediation and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Master
Job Institution: 
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Job Description: 

Dr. Wonjae Chang's Lab at the University of Saskatchewan is currently looking for two master students who want to participate in cutting-edge geoenvironmental engineering and bioremediation research. The research will focus on developing remediation technologies for engineered and natural environmental systems impacted by the extractions of natural resources in northern Canada. The selected applicants’ thesis research will be related to the development of self-sustaining, extended bioremediation systems for hydrocarbon-contaminated sites in cold climates. The research will also be related to the development of bio-active geological materials for the removal of inorganic and organic contaminants in oil-field process water and/or mine wastewater. Graduate students in Dr. Chang’s lab will receive unique training in multidisciplinary research environments to experience the wide spectrum of geoenvironmental engineering from the physicochemical to the microbiological aspects.

Qualifications: The candidates are required to have a bachelor degree in engineering (civil, environmental, geological, chemical, or biological), microbiology, biotechnology, soil science, geological science, plant science or in other closely related environmental engineering or science programs. Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements for admission into the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Graduate Studies and Research (http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/).

Starting date: Immediately, May or September 2013

Stipend: CAD$ 15,000-18,000 per year. Exceptional students can apply for additional funding through Department, University and NSERC scholarship programs.

How to apply: Send your CV, transcripts and contact information for three references to Dr. Wonjae Chang (wonjae.chang@usask.ca).