Graduate Research Assistant

Saint Petersburg, Florida - Tampa Bay area
$23,000 plus benefits, including medical insurance
Jan 29, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida is seeking a graduate research assistant to work on organic carbon cycling from the Amazon River northwards along the coast of S. America in pursuit of a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D., Ph.D. preferred).  The graduate research assistant would participate in an ocean-going expedition that is currently being planned for the summer of 2020.  The project will be funded by the National Science Foundation through the Chemical Oceanography program, and the project will involve analysis of organic carbon sampled from the water column and in the surface sediments.  The student will have a prominent role in planning the expedition, participating the expedition, and publishing pertinent results in the scientific literature, all while living in beautiful, quirky Saint Petersburg, Florida (

The successful student will have a background in Chemistry, Geology, Earth and/or Environmental Science, and/or Oceanography, will have completed the GRE exam, and will have taken the TOEFL exam (if not a native English speaker).  Although the application deadline (January 10, 2019) has passed for Fall 2019 admissions, applications are still being reviewed for this period.  Interested students can apply at . More general information about the program can be found at , and potentially useful information about the application process can be found at  For questions about the position and/or the project, please contact Brad Rosenheim ( 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located adjacent to beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and ranked 28th in the nation among public universities for total research expenditures by the National Science Foundation.  The College of Marine Science has 26 ranked faculty covering biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography and marine resource assessment, ~110 graduate students, ~$15 million in annual research, a total endowment of ~$18 million, ~80 full-time support personnel (including engineers, technical, and College administrative staff).  

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Institution. To request disability accommodations in the application and interview process call (813) 974-2970. According to Florida law, applications, and meetings regarding them, are open to the public.