Research Assistant (Lehner)

McGill University

Montreal, QC, Canada 🇨🇦

Department of Geography (Professor Bernhard Lehner)

Position Summary:

  •  Design and perform various research tasks within the Global HydroLAB
  •   Mapping and analysis of global lake and reservoir information, including the validation and documentation of the global LakeATLAS database;
  •  Addition of hydro-environmental characteristics, foremost lake surface temperature, from remote sensing imagery using advanced programming skills within Google Earth Engine;
  •  Classification of lakes and reservoirs using discharge information and geostatistical methods.
  • Advanced use of ArcGIS and Phython as research tools;
  • May include the supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Preparation of Academic reports from results and prepared for publication.


Proficiency in GIS (with a focus on hydrologic applications), programming skills in Python, experience with Google Earth Engine, experience with hydrologic field measurements (in particular discharge), advanced experience with the HydroSHEDS and LakeATLAS data products, advanced academic writing skills.

Experience and education: MSc in hydrology or related field, min. 2 years work experience as a hydrologist.

Hourly Salary:$35.53

Hours per Week:20 (Part time)

Location:Burnside Hall

Supervisor:Associate Professor

Position Start Date:09/09/2021

Position End Date:11/12/2021

Deadline to Apply:09/17/2021

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