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Research Associate position available for April 1, 2015

Research Associate position in Prairie Hydrology

The Watershed Systems Research Program (WSRP) based at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) invites applications for a one-year Research Associate position in Hydrology. The successful candidate will support a provincial research chair tasked with enhancing the collective knowledge on runoff generation processes and associated water quality dynamics in the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Additional information about research focus areas can be found at: and

The successful candidate will be:

* Undertaking research on water, sediment and nutrient connectivity in Prairie landscapes;

* Involved in all components of the research program, including field work and lab work;

* Working closely with research partners from government, industry and NGOs; and

* Taking a leadership role in student supervision, project management and peer-reviewed publication.

Required qualifications

* PhD (awarded in the last four years) in the natural sciences or engineering, with a specialization in hydrology. Exceptional MSc graduates will also be considered;

* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, MATLAB and/or R, and ArcGIS;

* Ability to work independently;

* Experience in using and troubleshooting hydrological field instruments.

Asset qualifications

* Knowledge of Canadian Prairie hydrology;

* Experience with isotope hydrology, dye tracing studies and/or water quality studies;

* Experience with laboratory work and/or hydrologic models.

Salary and starting date

* Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and include a staff benefits package.

* The one-year position will start on 1 April 2015 with the possibility of a renewal for an additional year (or more) contingent upon funding.

Applicants should supply a single PDF file containing:

* A statement of their research interests, experience and technical background;

* A CV that includes a complete publications list;

* Contact information for three references; and

* Up to three examples of their best published work (optional).

Applications should be sent electronically to: Received materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy”. The position will remain open until filled but review of applications will start January 19, 2015.


Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders.