Graduate Research & Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for Graduate Students

Opportunities are available for new graduate students in the following project:

1.  Metal speciation and bioavailability in freshwaters

  • impact of mining exploration on the biogeochemical cycles of metals in freshwaters. The project includes the set-up of laboratory and field-based experiments to investigate the physical and chemical forms of metals (opening for one Ph.D. or M.Sc. student).

Requirements: Background in environmental science, chemistry or environmental chemistry and ability to develop and conduct independent scientific research.

For further information, please contact: 

Dr Céline Guéguen

705-748-1011 x 5532


The position is based at Trent University as part of the Environmental and Life Sciences (formerly Watershed Ecosystems) Graduate Program (www.trentu.ca/wegp). Financial support will be provided through a combination of research and teaching assistantships. For consideration, please send a letter of intent, including a statement of interests, a resumé, and names and addresses of 3 references. Unofficial transcripts would also be appreciated.

Many other projects are ongoing including:

  • Mercury sources and fate in the environment
  • Indentification and quantification of organic contaminants in aquatic systems
  • Radionuclides in the environment
  • Metalloid speciation
  • Transport of sulphur, carbon and nitrogen in catchments and lakes
  • Biogeochemistry of trace metal contaminants using stable isotopes

Interested students are encouraged to contact individual Faculty Members, the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program or the Office of Graduate Studies