Assistantships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Research Assistant in Fisheries Ecology and Management

Graduate Research Assistant, Ocean Modeling and Predictionsara sampieri in Coastal Systems chem lab

Graduate Education Opportunities in the SMAST Marine Turbulence Laboratory

Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry

NUWC Student Programs


Research Assistant in Fisheries Ecology and Management

Research assistantships are available for one or two graduate students (at MS or PhD level) interested in fisheries ecology and management with application of statistics and quantitative modeling. 

The PI (Saang-Yoon Hyun) develops projects on New England groundfish assessment using both surplus production and age-structure models and on evaluation of environmental conditions and fishing effect on New England groundfish status.  Financial support includes stipend, tuition waiver, health insurance, etc.

Various jobs in fisheries are available for quantitatively trained graduates: e.g., academia, NOAA NMFS, state and tribal governments, consulting companies, UN FAO, etc.  The incumbent’s degree (MS or PhD) would be in Marine Science, and he/she would work in the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with Saang-Yoon Hyun (PI, Professor). 

If you are interested, please submit your resume, transcripts, and GRE scores to Saang-Yoon Hyun (see contact info below) prior to beginning the official application procedures (http://www.umassd.edu/smast/application/).

Contact info -

PI: Saang-Yoon Hyun

Phone: 508-999-8875

Email: shyun@umassd.edu

Web: http://www.smast.umassd.edu/qfm/


Graduate Research Assistant, Ocean Modeling and Prediction

 The School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, invites applications from qualified students to our master’s and Ph.D. programs to work on interdisciplinary problems related to ocean observation modeling and prediction in any of the following three areas:

1. Understanding freshwater impact on the North Atlantic in a climate-change scenario using a basin-scale Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS).

2. Further development of a data-assimilative operational forecast system for the western North Atlantic using the Harvard Ocean Predictions System (HOPS).

3. Development and implementation of a real-time, feature-oriented regional modeling system for the coastal regions off northern and southern Brazil.

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in oceanography, physics, engineering, computer sciences, applied mathematics or related field is required. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer skills and some background in physical sciences. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Enrollment beginning spring or fall 2013 is expected.

Applications to our graduate program are available through http://www1.umassd.edu/graduate/prospects/programselect.cfm.

For more information, please also visit our website: http://www.smast.umassd.edu/modeling/.

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

Graduate Research Assistant
Att:  Avijit Gangopadhyay
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
200 Mill Road, Suite 325
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone:  (508) 910-6330
Fax:       (508) 910-6374
Email:  agangopadhya@umassd.edu


Graduate Education Opportunities in the SMAST Marine Turbulence Laboratory

Graduate research and educational opportunities exist for recent mechanical and electrical engineering and physics graduates in the SMAST Marine Turbulence Laboratory. The Marine Turbulence Laboratory conducts research on the nature of ocean turbulence and on developing research tools, techniques and theory which support such research. At present, programs are underway in the areas of: (1) the role of turbulence in ocean mixing processes; (2) use of underwater vehicles to perform ocean measurements of turbulence; (3) the use of high-frequency acoustics to observe turbulence. For more details on these programs, see our web site, http://www.smast.umassd.edu/Turbulence/.

Graduate research assistantships for both MS and PhD students carry with them full tuition and a generous stipend. For more information on these opportunities, contact Professor Louis Goodman at lgoodman@umassd.edu


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 program 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 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. Current or prospective SMAST students should contact Prof. Lou Goodman (lgoodman@umassd.edu) to learn how NUWC programs dovetail with graduate studies at SMAST. More about NUWC at http://www.smast.umassd.edu/Turbulence/.

Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
    -18-27 students at NUWC for 10 weeks in summer
    - Application deadline mid-January
    - http://www.asee.org/nreip/details.cfm
  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
    - Student commits to working at NUWC upon completion of degree – receives scholarship from DoD
  • NUWC Student Services Contract
    - 10-15 students at NUWC during the year - 20 hours per week during academic year, 40 hours during summers and vacations
    - Program is administered by URI; however, student from any institution can apply
    - POC Sally Marinelli (401) 874-5467
    - http://www.nuwc.navy.mil/npt/

Graduate Programs

 

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