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Job title:  MSc Positions in Clastic Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Qualifications: (detailed)  
Completed a 4-year equivalent BSc in geological or Earth sciences and excellent oral and written English. Strong background in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geological field work. An ability to think in three dimensions and solve complex geological problems is an asset.
Duties and responsibilities: 
Development of a research proposal, conduct field work for primary data collection, laboratory analysis, data analysis, 3D mapping and modelling, thesis writing, course work, and conference participation.

Skills and benefits to be gained from this position: 
Students will be trained in classic field-based clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy, integrated with novel Structure-from-Motion Unmanned Aerial Vehicle photogrammetry and LiDAR mapping. Students will gain experience in project management, report and manuscript preparation, oral presentation skills, and 3D geological modelling. Graduates from this program are trained for careers in the petroleum industry, government, or further academic studies.
How to Apply
Deadline:  2018-07-31 Open until filled
University level:  Graduate
Application method:  To apply, please send a CV, transcripts, and a letter outlining your interest in these opportunities to Dr. Paul Durkin at
Required application materials: 
        -   Resume
        -   Cover letter
        -   Transcript
        -   A statement indicating the school, program and year
            that you are currently enrolled in.
Notification process: 
Decision expected: 
The Project
Project title:  Fluvial Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Project description: 
The clastic sedimentology research group is seeking two highly motivated and talented MSc students to study outcropping fluvial and shallow marine deposits from the Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. The successful candidate should have a 4-year Bachelor's of Science degree in Geological or Earth Science (or equivalent). He or she should have solid background in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and experience in the field. Completion of an undergraduate thesis is an asset. The successful candidate should have a GPA >3.5 out of 4.5 (University of Manitoba scale). The position is fully funded by a research assistantship; qualification for NSERC graduate scholarship is an asset. To apply, please send a CV, transcripts, and a letter outlining your interest in these opportunities to Dr. Paul Durkin at
Researcher/Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Durkin
Faculty:  Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Dept/School:  Geological Sciences
Job Terms
Number of jobs:  2
Job dates:  2019-01-01 to 2021-01-01
Salary:  please contact

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