Opportunities

PhD opportunities available through the National Research Council, Graphite Innovation & Technologies and the Ocean Frontier Institute

Are you a prospective student interested in applying to one of these positions? Connect with the principal investigator directly by email to start the conversation!

National Research Council

Starting in 2021

Assessing the role of nature-based infrastructure in mitigating coastal erosion
Dr. Carissa Brown: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Geography Position is filled

Estimating the size of micro-plastics floating underwater using image processing of the photo-acoustic data received by a phased-array
Dr. Jean-Francois Bousquet: Dalhousie University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Position is filled

Risk and cost mitigation through determination of tidal turbine loading under real turbulent tidal flow conditions
Dr. Dominic Groulx: Dalhousie University, Department of Mechanical Engineering Position is open

Investigation and development of green processes to valorize shellfish residues for applications in aquaculture feed and biomaterials
Dr. Kelly Hawboldt: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Process Engineering Position is filled

Characterization and applications of biogenic nanomaterials from salmon aquaculture processing waste
Dr. Francesca Kerton: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Chemistry Position is filled

Coupling nutrient remediation to optimized biomass production through sequential cultivation of algae and thraustochytrids
Dr. Hugh MacIntyre: Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography Position is filled

Understanding social license for nature-based coastal adaptation: a longitudinal culturomic approach
Dr. Kate Sherren: Dalhousie University, School for Resource and Environmental Studies Position is filled

Autonomous Fleet Ice Management via Reinforcement Learning
Dr. Andrew Vardy: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Computer Science & ECE (Joint) Position is open

A machine learning method to support shipping operations in ice: applications to tactical voyage routing and strategic regulatory assessment
Dr. Brian Veitch: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Position is filled

Deep learning models and best practices for measuring the effects of seismic oil and gas exploration on commercial fish
Dr. Christopher Whidden: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Computer Science Position is open

Graphite Innovation & Technologies

Starting in 2021

Development and characterization of durable foul release smart marine coatings (Materials Science)
Marciel Gaier, Graphite Innovation & Technologies Position is filled

Life cycle assessment of Smart Marine Coatings (Engineering)
Marciel Gaier, Graphite Innovation & Technologies 1-2 positions are open

Study of the fundamental elements of biofouling growth of engineered surfaces (Biology or Chemistry)
Marciel Gaier, Graphite Innovation & Technologies 1-2 positions are open

Ocean Frontier Institute Phase 2 Large Research Projects

Starting in 2021

Ocean Frontier Institute

Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures
Dr. Melanie Zurba, Dalhousie University Dr. Amanda Bates, Memorial University Dr. Aaron MacNeil, Dalhousie University 2 of 2 positions are open

Northwest Atlantic Biological Carbon Pump
Dr. Stephanie Kienast, Dalhousie University Dr. Markus Kienast, Dalhousie University Dr. Erin Bertrand, Dalhousie University Dr. Doug Wallace, Dalhousie University Dr. Julie LaRoche, Dalhousie University Dr. Vincent Sieben, Dalhousie University 2 of 6 positions are open

Are you a prospective student interested in applying to one of these positions? Connect with the principal investigator directly by email to start the conversation!