Graduate Student Position available on the bioenergy potential of novel varieties of sugar corn being grown in Ontario
Dr. Brandon Gilroyed is seeking applicants for either an MSc or PhD position at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. The project will focus on the bioenergy potential of novel varieties of sugar corn being grown in Ontario. The study will be interdisciplinary in nature, ranging from basic agronomy of novel sugar corn varieties to determining optimal ensiling conditions and production of renewable energy in the form of biogas. Applicants should have a strong interest in agriculture, analytical chemistry (including gas chromatography and spectroscopy), and bioenergy production processes (particularly anaerobic digestion). Funding is available, though applicants are encouraged to apply for external awards. The position will be available beginning either Fall 2015 or January 2016.
Research for this project will be conducted at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, located approximately 200 km southwest of Guelph. Ridgetown Campus is an integral part of the Ridgetown community, which is a town of approximately 3,500 people located in the agricultural heartland of Ontario.
The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph comprises true integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental issues in forest, aquatic and agro-ecosystems. In addition to its unique research capabilities, the SES is committed to providing a learner-centered education to undergraduate and graduate students- one that is second to none in North America. The University of Guelph is a research-intensive, top comprehensive research institution.
For further information about this position, please contact Dr. Brandon Gilroyed via email at email@example.com