Graduate Student

New Orleans, LA
Annual stipend in the range $24,500K - $26,000 plus a tuition waiver
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 31, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University (New Orleans) seeks highly motivated applicants for graduate degrees. We encourage students interested in surfaces processes, geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics and geophysics. Priorities also include two new areas of focused research at Tulane.

Planetary: Research topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of the polar ice deposits on Mars and ancient terrains on Venus. Students will use multiple orbital datasets to analyze the geomorphology and surfaces properties of terrestrial planetary bodies. Students will gain experience analyzing remote sensing datasets using Geographical Information Systems. For more information, please contact Prof. Jennifer Whitten (

Petrology: New students will join a recently established high temperature and high-pressure experimental laboratory focused on investigating the formation and long-term evolution of planets. Potential areas of research include planetary accretion, chemical reactions in subduction zones, and mantle outgassing through time. For more information, please contact Prof. Colin Jackson ( Tulane’s emphasis is on PhD students, but MS applicants are encouraged to apply. For further information please see: