MS opportunity: Assistantship in Biogeochemistry (Ocean Acidification) at UAF

Research Assistantship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Marine Biology Department.
One MS student is sought to study pH variability in two regions across the Gulf of Alaska. The RAship is funded through Alaska Sea Grant and is in collaboration with the NSF EPSCoR Fire and Ice program/Coastal Margins Team.
The graduate student will be responsible for overseeing data collection, analysis and sensor maintenance for two pH sensor networks, one in Kachemak Bay and one in Juneau, Alaska. This is a fieldwork-heavy position, with travel to the field sites occurring 6 times yearly. This work requires scientific diving certification through AAUS.

The Kelley lab is seeking a self-motivated, independent, and creative thinker that is excited about pursuing a graduate degree in the study of biogeochemistry in Alaska. Preferably the successful candidate has experience with the following: Microsoft Office suite, RStudio or Matlab, AAUS certification, as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical oceanography/marine carbon cycle as it relates to ocean acidification. Minimum Qualifications: a BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Oceanography or a related field. The position starts Summer (May) 2020.

Stipend and tuition and fees:
This position includes full support in the form of a graduate assistantship, tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance for a minimum of two years.

Application instructions:
Please send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter, a statement of your interest in this graduate position, qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Amanda Kelley (email: Please put “MS Alaska Sea Grant application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a candidate has been identified and accepted into the graduate program at UAF.

Dr. Amanda Kelley, Assistant Professor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
(907) 474-2474
Kelley Lab webpage:
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
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