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Northern Science Graduate Student Opportunities (MSc & PhD)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Queen’s University
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Position

The Northern Environmental Geoscience Laboratory (NEGL) is a research laboratory situated at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. NEGL conducts primarily Labrador-based research and has a variety of existing partnerships with organizations in the region.

We are currently advertising for funded master and doctoral positions for projects investigating permafrost distribution & permafrost geohazards, permafrost interactions with snow cover, and satellite-era changes in snow cover. All of these projects would be focused on the Labrador region of northeastern Canada and would involve fieldwork in remote regions/communities. Preference will be given to Northern and Indigenous applicants, and Canadian residents (funding related).

At the PhD level, we have several options possible but are most interested in a student interested in combining field work with modelling and/or remote sensing to help improve our ability to understand permafrost and permafrost-related geohazards in the Labrador region of northeastern Canada. This position would be funded to at least $25,500 per year and has plenty of existing data waiting for the right person to make use of it in their studies. This is opportunity is financially supported by ArcticNet, NSERC, the Nunatsiavut Government, the Weston Foundation and Queen’s University.

At the MSc level, we have a wide array of potential openings but would ideally like to find a student who is interested in working on understanding snow cover across larger spatial scales in Labrador using satellite remote sensing, remotely piloted aircraft and ground temperature observations. This would help improve our ability to understand recent changes in snow cover and ground thermal implications for local habitat. This position would be funded to at least $22,000 per year and would require fieldwork in addition to remote sensing or modelling work. This opportunity is financially supported by ArcticNet and Queen’s University.

For more information about these opportunities and others in our laboratory please see the following website:

You can also see a recent twitter thread advertising for students here:

Interested individuals please reach out via my official Queensu email listed online here:


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