The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleoecology lab at Utah State University ( is recruiting MSc students to join an interdisciplinary research program broadly focused on aquatic ecosystems and water resources in the Canadian Columbia River Basin and the American West. The student(s) will work on one of several potential projects which seek to 1) understand the effects of climate warming and glacier recession on high mountain lakes and streams, or 2) quantify atmospheric phosphorus deposition effects in lake ecosystems.

Specific research projects are flexible and students are strongly encouraged to develop their own research focus within the lab’s overall framework. Students in the lab will generally have the opportunity to gain field, laboratory, and microscopy skills.


The student(s) must have completed a BSc by the start data and have a strong interest in water quality, limnology, biogeochemistry, or paleoecology. The student must have excellent writing and quantitative skills. Laboratory and field experience is preferred. Preference will be given to students with a strong work ethic and capacity to work independently.

*How to Apply*

Please send 1) letter describing your background, interest in the project, and educational and career goals, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references to

Anticipated start date is no later than August 2017, but students may begin as early as March 2017.

*About Logan and Utah State University*

Utah State University is located in the city of Logan, Utah, a town with approximately 50,000 residents. Situated in a valley between the Wellsville and Bear River mountain ranges, Logan offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities including local ski resorts, biking and hiking trails, and is just a short drive to many National Parks, Monuments, and Conservation areas. The low cost of living makes this area attractive place to live, play, and work.

Assistant Professor
Dept of Watershed Sciences
Utah State University, Logan, Utah <>
435-797-4479 (office)

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