MSc or PhD research in Analytical Geochemistry

Grad Student Position Details

Project Title
MSc or PhD research in Analytical Geochemistry

Degree Program

Dr. William Shotyk

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Renewable Resources

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Project Description:

The SWAMP lab is seeking highly motivated individuals to undertake research related to the size-based separation and characterization of dissolved trace element species.

The ideal candidate will have graduate-level research experience in chemistry, geochemistry, or biogeochemistry, with a strong background in analytical chemistry and an interest in aquatic colloidal systems.

Fieldwork experience and familiarity with AF4 or ICP-MS are assets.

Benefits of undertaking research in the SWAMP include supervision and training by globally recognized experts in ultraclean sampling and analysis methods, geochemistry, and AF4-ICPMS.

Analytical methods will be applied to better understand the sampling and measurement of dissolved trace element species in the Athabasca River (AR).

Although the context of the PhD project will be the AR, analytical chemistry and instrumental methods will be the primary areas of focus. For more information, contact Dr. Chad W. Cuss (

Analytical geochemistry,trace elements,colloids

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To apply, send  a concise statement of interest, CV, IELTS scores, transcripts and names of two references to Tracy Gartner (


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