Assistantships, Scholarships and Fellowships

sara sampieri in Coastal Systems chem labGraduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry

NUWC Student Programs

Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry

The School for Marine Science and Technology 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:

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

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. 

Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

      • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
        -18-27 students at NUWC for 10 weeks in summer
        - Application deadline mid-January
      • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
        - Student commits to working at NUWC upon completion of degree – receives scholarship from DoD

Graduate Programs