PhD Student Position in Marine Microbiology

Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
Standard stipend for US graduate students
Jul 01, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Ocean Science
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

PhD track graduate student position in marine microbiology

A PhD track graduate student position is available (starting Spring 2018 or Fall 2018) in the Paerl Lab (, within the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science (MEAS) Department (  

The area of focus for the position is microbial (bacterial and microalgal) vitamin physiology and cycling (production, consumption, exchange), with multiple research directions being open for pursuit within this topic.  Both traditional (e.g. culturing, cell isolations, microscopy) and modern (e.g. flow cytometry, nucleic acid sequencing/amplification/quantification, isotopic tracing) techniques will be integral to the project, and prior experience with either is plus.  There will also be opportunities for field-based and laboratory-based experimentation.  

A master’s degree is prerequisite for the PhD track position.  In addition, publication (or submission) of work from the master’s thesis is preferred.

Interested applicants please contact Ryan Paerl (rpaerl[at] to learn more details about potential research directions and to discuss the position.  Please include your CV in your initial contact email.  

An application to the MEAS graduate program is necessary to ultimately obtain the position and information regarding the application process (including GRE requirements and deadlines) can be found here: