Ph.D. graduate research assistant position in zooplankton ecology / biological oceanography

University of Washington
School of Oceanography

I am seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student for a graduate assistantship in Biological Oceanography at the University of Washington (UW) to develop a research program within the framework of understanding the effects of ocean acidification on crustacean zooplankton and ecosystem dynamics. The position will begin in Summer (preferably) or Fall 2012. The successful candidate will develop interdisciplinary research (across biological, chemical, and physical oceanography) focused on biology, do field and laboratory work, and collaborate closely with a team of researchers at the UW (Oceanography and Fisheries departments) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The successful candidate will be encouraged to present their research at international conferences and prepare their work for publication in highly-ranked peer-reviewed journals.

Interested students should have a strong background in science and a proven record of excellent written and quantitative skills. The assistantship will have an excellent stipend relative to the cost-of-living, full tuition remission, health insurance, and guaranteed funding as long as successful progress towards the degree is maintained. The School of Oceanography at the UW in Seattle is a national leader in oceanographic research and the education of graduate and undergraduate students. Locally, numerous opportunities for collaboration exist with agencies such as NOAA, Washington Fish and Wildlife, and the Washington Department of Ecology, as well as other University departments. Seattle is a vibrant city located on Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, a diverse urban culture, and an outstanding standard of living.

Application Process:

Please begin by sending a cover letter outlining your interests and experience as pertain to this position, CV, and copies of recent GRE scores and college transcripts (if available) to: For more information on my laboratory and research interests, please see: For more information on the UW School of Oceanography see:

Applications should be officially submitted through the University of Washington Graduate School: Although not necessary for acceptance, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for NSF and other Graduate Fellowships (many of which have early deadlines!).

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