Student positions in deep-sea microbial ecology (closes 2/1/2019)

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Student positions in deep-sea microbial ecology (closes 2/1/2019)

I am seeking graduate students to join my lab at the department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University. My research focuses on deep-sea microbial processes for which I have a large arsenal of tools available in my lab. We either explore meso- and bathypelagic environments directly using a variety of imaging techniques of plankton and particles, autonomous incubation devices, or simulate deep-sea conditions in the laboratory. Research questions target the mechanisms and the efficiency of the biological pump, which is responsible for large-scale removal of carbon from the atmosphere, and the transport of organic material into the deep sea. Financial support is available through research and teaching assistantships, tuition waivers, subsidized health insurance, travel support for conferences, and additional funds through competitive stipends. If interested, contact me (Alexander Bochdansky) directly via email at abochdan@odu.edu. Proposed starting dates are in summer or fall 2019.

The Department of Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University grants degrees in ocean and earth sciences (M.S.) and oceanography (Ph.D.). Our department has expertise in physical, geological, chemical, and biological disciplines. Our faculty and students carry out research projects that range geographically from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and thematically from micro- to global-scale processes. We operate a research vessel, the R/V Fay Slover, in the lower Chesapeake Bay and on the mid-Atlantic coast. Our graduates have found employment in federal, state, and local governments, colleges and universities, and private industry. Our program provides opportunities to work with interdisciplinary teams on real-world problems at the cutting edge of science and technology.

For more information on OEAS go to https://www.odu.edu/oeas or
https://www.odu.edu/directory/people/a/abochdan#profiletab=0