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Research Associate in Permafrost Hydrology
Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Research Scientist

Wilfred Laurier University, Canada, is looking for a Research Associate in Permafrost Hydrology.

This position is located in the Wilfrid Laurier Research office in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. This position is responsible for providing research, field, technical and modelling support, as well as data analysis, for Laurier’s Global Water Futures (GWF) research program, as well as the institution’s broader northern research program. Full details are available at:

Global Water Futures (GWF) is a multi-institutional research program that is funded in part by a $78-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The overarching goal of the program is to deliver leading-edge water science to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. As a core GWF partner, Laurier researchers lead several multi-year research projects situated throughout the Northwest Territories; the institution employs several Research Associates to support the research goals and commitments. A key aspect of this position is to provide permafrost hydrology expertise and to consider the interactions between permafrost and water systems across the NWT.

Qualifications required include:

- MSc or PhD in geographical and/or geophysical sciences, preferably with extensive research experience on permafrost and hydrology, modelling and/or related fields of study,

- At least two (2) years’ experience working in a comparable research environment with demonstrated understanding of multi-disciplinary projects in permafrost environments;

- Experienced with planning and executing complex, interdisciplinary research programmes in remote and logistically challenging regions of the NWT;


Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.


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