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Graduate Assistantships

‌NOTE: Applicants should take an active role in contacting faculty member(s) who could potentially advise them, as well as make an effort to seek funding before applying.



Graduate Research Opportunity in Biophysical Modeling

An M.S. track research assistantship in the UMass Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program is available at the School for Marine Sciences & Technology at UMass Dartmouth with a primary focus on coupled biophysical numerical simulations. The research project, funded for two years, seeks to examine impacts of climate change on larval connectivity and recruitment of the American lobster in southern New England using individual-based models driven by hindcasts of the regional ocean.

  • Applicants should have an accredited undergraduate degree in engineering, biology, or related discipline.
  • Candidates having documented prior experience with numerical modeling are strongly preferred.
  • Additionally, professional competence and good command of oral and written English are essential.
  • The appointment is contingent upon the acceptance of the applicant into the UMass Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program.

To find out more and to be considered for this position please send a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, your CV/resume, and contact information for 3 academic/professional references to Professor Geoffrey Cowles (gcowles@umassd.edu).

Please include your GPA and GRE scores (if available) and anticipated start date. Further information about policies and entrance requirements pertaining to program admission can be found at http://www.umassmarine.net/


Graduate Research Opportunities in Ocean Mixing and Stirring

The School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our Ph.D. program to work on problems relating to ocean mixing.

Present research areas include numerical modeling of small-scale mixing in the ocean in the context of oceanographic field studies using dye and drifter release experiments.

  • Successful applicants are eligible for a tuition waiver plus an annual stipend.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in oceanography, physics, applied mathematics, engineering or related field is required. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer skills and some background in physical and/or earth sciences.
  • Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. Full-time enrollment beginning as soon as fall 2015, but no later than fall 2016, is expected.

Interested applicants should complete a full application to our graduate program, and send a copy of their statement of interest, current resume, GRE scores, and academic transcripts to:

Graduate Research Assistant in Ocean Mixing and Stirring 

Attn: Dr. Miles A. Sundermeyer 

School for Marine Science & Technology 

706 South Rodney French Blvd. 
New Bedford, MA 02744-1221

For more information please contact:
Dr. Miles A. Sundermeyer 
msundermeyer@umassd.edu 
www.smast.umassd.edu/mixing


Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry

The School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our master's and doctoral programs to work on research projects relating to biogeochemical particle fluxes and sedimentation, ocean particle dynamics, and the interplay between major nutrient cycles and plankton ecology. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: geochemical analyses of sediment trap samples, micropaleontology and elemental studies of sediment cores, computer-based image analysis of ocean particles and plankton, benthic nepheloid layer resuspension dynamics and modeling, and benthic-pelagic coupling of biogeochemical cycles. Student research projects will be highly interdisciplinary and most will consist of laboratory as well as field-based activities.

A bachelor's or master's degree in physical and/or earth sciences or oceanography is required. Applicants should possess moderate to strong computer and mathematical skills, depending on the graduate project selected. Review of applications is ongoing. Applications to our graduate program are available from our website: http://www1.umassd.edu/graduate/prospects/programselect.cfm.

Interested applicants should also send a statement of interest and current resume to:

Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry
Attn: Dr. Cindy Pilskaln
School for Marine Science & Technology
706 South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744-1221

For more information please contact:
Dr. Cindy Pilskaln
voice: (508) 910-6327
fax: (508) 910-6371
email:cpilskaln@umassd.edu


NUWC Student Programs

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, offers a suite of research and employment opportunities for students that can be dovetailed with graduate studies at SMAST. 

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