Graduate Assistantship in Oceanography

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Feb 15, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Division of Marine Science (DMS) at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for M.S. or Ph.D. studies in Chemical and/or Paleo- Oceanography beginning in Fall 2017. We seek a skilled and motivated individual for exciting opportunities to work on marine science or climate problems involving geochemistry, isotopes, the carbon cycle and the ocean’s geologic past. There are opportunities for field work at sea. A strong background in Chemistry and/or Geology would be beneficial. This assistantship includes a competitive package including full-tuition waiver, stipend and benefits.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Christopher T. Hayes at A full application will include a resume, GRE scores, college transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and a brief statement of research interests. Deadline for applications through the USM graduate school is March 1.

Founded in 1910, Southern Miss is a Carnegie Research University and was designated in 1981 as Mississippi’s flagship university for marine science by the Institutions of Higher Learning. The Division of Marine Science was founded in 1985 as the Center for Marine Science and in 1986 relocated to the John C. Stennis Space Center on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Stennis is a “federal city” of roughly 5,000 employees that boasts the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers, housing offices for NASA, U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the USGS. Department faculty expertise is multidisciplinary and includes biologists, chemists, geologists, physicists and hydrographers. Learn more at

To apply to the Division of Marine Science graduate program, please visit: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0. The GRE (verbal and quantitative) and TOEFL (for non-native English speakers) are required. When applying for the PhD program, candidates possessing a M.S. in a related discipline are preferred. DMS graduate assistants are supported with a competitive stipend, health benefits and resources to attend scientific conferences, perform field work, etc. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.