Student Opportunity Announcements
Ph.D. Assistantship- Estuarine & Coastal Phytoplankton Ecology
I am seeking a motivated student to fill a graduate assistantship at the Ph.D. level at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Student will have the option of applying to the Marine Biology Ph.D. program (http://marinebiology.tamucc.edu/) or the Coastal, Marine System Science Ph.D. program (http://cmss.tamucc.edu/index.html). The position is available beginning in January 2013, June 2013, or August 2013 (preference will be given to applicants willing to arrive in January 2013). Current lab research focuses on understanding the ecological mechanisms controlling estuarine/coastal phytoplankton blooms, planktonic food web interactions, and effects of climatic and anthropogenic change on coastal ecosystems. Ample resources are available for field sampling, experimental (mesocosm & laboratory) approaches, and or synthesis/modeling of existing data. The student will be housed at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (http://harteresearchinstitute.org).
Interested students should preferably hold a M.S. degree in ecology, marine science/oceanography, microbiology or a related field and possess strong quantitative skills. Potential applicants with only a B.S. degree should have at least 2 years of research experience in an area related to plankton or estuarine ecology and evidence of strong writing and presentation skills.
The graduate assistantship will have an excellent stipend relative to the cost-of-living. To be considered for the position, please email me, Dr. Mike Wetz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with a letter of interest, please send your C.V., unofficial transcripts and GRE scores. For more information on my laboratory and research interests, please see: http://wetzlab.tamucc.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is identified.