MSc/PhD position in Soil Science at UAlberta!

The Chang Lab at University of Alberta is looking for an outstanding student to fill an MSc/PhD position for an NSERC-funded project. The main objective of the project is to understand the impact of agricultural amendments on soil carbon and mineral nutrient storage, greenhouse gas emissions, and crop productivity in agroecosystems in Alberta. Extensive fieldwork will be involved. The project offers considerable flexibility in designing research programs that investigate areas of personal interest to the student within the overall framework of the project. 

Students with educational background/training/experience in biogeochemistry, ecology, soil science, global change biology, forestry or other related areas are encouraged to apply. Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills are essential. Having a valid driver’s license and a good driving record would be an asset. 

Salary ranges between CAN$25,000 and $30,000/year (from a combination of sources) plus graduate student benefits for a period of two (MSc) to four (PhD) years. It is preferable that the successful candidate starts his/her program in the summer of 2023 while applying to the graduate program at the U of Alberta for fall 2023.

Interested candidates should email their transcripts (scanned/unofficial), curriculum vitae, a letter describing their research experience and interests (two-page limit), recent TOEFL (minimum of 100 with each section >22 points), or IELTS scores (minimum of 7.0 with each section > 6.0) (those are minimum requirements of the project/lab. group), if appropriate, and the names and contact information of two to three references to 

Dr. Scott Chang, Professor, Forest Soils and Nutrient Dynamics

Department of Renewable Resources 

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E3 

Tel: (780) 492-6375