Graduate-student and possible postdoc positions: Bedrock-river evolution, Lake Superior basin
University of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States
Start reviewing process: 25 November 2022

Karen Gran ( and I are seeking 2 MS students and 1 Ph.D. student or postdoc as part of a collaborative NSF-funded project on the Lake Superior Basin. Together, we will study multiple rivers incised into different lithologies along Lake Superior's north and south shores to understand lithological controls on fluvial erosional processes and generate a field-applicable mechanistic model of bedrock incision.

More details on the project can be found at the NSF award page ( and in its press release (

A further description of the positions, with more details on the potential Ph.D. student or postdoc role, is available at The M.S. student positions would likely each focus on a detailed geomorphic study of a single watershed, while the Ph.D. student or postdoc would work across and beyond these as well as to develop the model and synthesize the results.

Please contact myself for further information, especially regarding the Ph.D. or postdoc position, and Karen Gran ( for information on the MS positions.

With good wishes as we enter November,


Andrew D. Wickert
Associate Professor
Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory and
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group