• Make fonts size smaller
  • Make fonts size larger
  • Make fonts size double larger

REserach Opps1


A list of current graduate and post-graduate research opportunities, listed by title

Arctic Paleoclimatology

A Ph.D. position is available for a project using coralline algal geochemistry to study paleoclimates and sea-ice change in the Arctic. Students with a background in Geoscience, Bioscience or Climate Physics …

Arctic research: Trace Metal Biogeochemistry

Description: One or more graduate positions are available to study trace metals in the Arctic focusing on lead and iron isotopes with Professor B.A. Bergquist.


Development of molecular markers for the study of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry

Biogeochemistry and Geomicrobiology

A graduate research assistantship is available to pursue research in microorganism– mineral interactions…

Climate and Tectonics in the Andes and Central Anatolia

A highly motivated PhD student is sought to work with Lindsay Schoenbohm on tectonic geomorphology  in the Puna Plateau of Northwest Argentina or on river incision and neotectonics in Central Turkey.

Cretaceous Paleoceanography

The Early Createcous is characterized by major changes in the global carbon and sulfur cycles. This project aims to better understand these changes and to explore the potential interdependencies…. 

Environmental Geoscience: Areal extent and carbon storage in pre-settlement wetlands of the Great Lakes region

Prospective PhD student would develop robust estimates of the extent of pre-disturbance wetlands and their capacity for carbon storage…

Environmental Geoscience: Geobiological processes in microbial mats

Evaluating the role of microbes and their extracellular polymeric substances for the formation of authigenic minerals…

Environmental Geoscience: Geochemistry of deep crustal fluids

Studies of the origin, residence times and geochemical signatures of deep crustal fluids…

Environmental Geoscience: Studies of  hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater

Studies of hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater using field, laboratory, and modelling…

Experimental Petrology

Funding is available for MSc or PhD thesis research on carbonatites and precious metals. The proposed thesis work will be to conduct laboratory experiments to determine the solvation capacity of molten carbonate for the platinum group elements, gold, rhenium (so-called highly siderophile elements, or HSE), and sulfur….


Funding is available for several graduate research projects in geodynamics/tectonics

Mantle Petrology

MSc and PhD projects are available in mantle petrology research.