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Graduate Research Opportunities in Ocean Mixing and Turbulent Wakes

Graduate Student / Research Assistant
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our Masters and Ph.D. programs to work on problems relating to intermediate and long-time evolution of turbulent wakes in the ocean. Specific project areas include state-of-the-art numerical modeling of stratified turbulent wakes in the presence of rotation, with emphasis on understanding the wake energetics of towed and self-propelled bodies. The ideal candidate will have significant education/experience in applied math and/or physics, with additional experience in numerical modeling preferred.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in oceanography, physics, applied mathematics, engineering or closely related field is required, with a Master's degree in one of these fields preferred. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer skills with some background in physical and/or earth sciences. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. At least one position is available immediately, with full-time enrollment beginning no later than Fall 2020 expected. Depending on the level of qualifications, successful applicants will be eligible for financial support in the form of tuition and/or fee waivers, teaching and/or research assistantships, and/or stipend. For more information about our programs, please visit http://www.smast.umassd.edu. Applications to our graduate program are available through our website: http://www.umassd.edu/graduate/apply/.

Interested applicants must complete a full application to our graduate program (see above links), and email a copy of their statement of interest, current resume, GRE scores (if available), and academic transcripts to:

Email: msundermeyer@umassd.edu

Subject: Graduate Research Assistant in Ocean Mixing and Turbulent Wakes

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Graduate Research Opportunities in Marine Wave Boundary Layer Turbulence

Graduate Student / Research Assistant
School for Marine Science and Technology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our Masters and Ph.D. programs to work on problems relating to the effects of turbulence on optical properties in the marine atmospheric boundary layer. Specific project areas include field observations from fixed and shipboard platforms of the marine atmospheric boundary layer and state-of-the-art numerical modeling of how boundary layer turbulence affects optical transmission. The ideal candidate will have significant education/experience in applied math and/or physics, with additional experience in numerical modeling preferred.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in oceanography, physics, applied mathematics, engineering or closely related field is required, with a Master's degree in one of these fields preferred. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer skills with some background in physical and/or earth sciences. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. At least one position is available immediately, with full-time enrollment beginning no later than Fall 2020 expected. Depending on the level of qualifications, successful applicants will be eligible for financial support in the form of tuition and/or fee waivers, teaching and/or research assistantships, and/or stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to qualify for research assistantship funding under this opportunity. For more information about our programs, please visit http://www.smast.umassd.edu. Applications to our graduate program are available through our website: http://www.umassd.edu/graduate/apply/.

Interested applicants must complete a full application to our graduate program (see above links), and email a copy of their statement of interest, current resume, GRE scores (if available), and academic transcripts to:

Email: msundermeyer@umassd.edu 

Subject: Graduate Research Assistant in Marine Wave Boundary Layer Turbulence

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information, please contact Dr. Miles A. Sundermeyer at msundermeyer@umassd.edu, and visit the website at http://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 the 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 a strong computer and mathematical skills, depending on the graduate project selected. Review of applications is ongoing. Admissions procedures and application information are available on the IMS 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 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. 

Graduate Programs

National Science Foundation (NNCS) partnership

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

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