Ph.D. position in ocean acidification
Ph.D. graduate assistantship is available to study ocean acidification in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This position is supported by a project funded by the NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program. Anticipated tasks include participating in ocean going cruises for shipboard sample collection, in-situ sensor deployment and retrieval, ship- and lab-based sample analysis and data interpretation/modeling, and accomplishing a hypothesis-driven dissertation. Because of the collaborative nature of this project, the student will have ample opportunities to interact with scientists from NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Texas A&M University, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System.
The student will primarily work with Dr. Xinping Hu (Carbon Cycle Lab) and will enroll in the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) Graduate Program, which is housed in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The CMSS program is a young and vibrant program that equips students of interdisciplinary background with math and statistics skills and encourages them to address system science-related problems. Detailed information about the CMSS program and how to apply can be found at http://cmss.tamucc.edu. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and is located on the coast of Corpus Christi Bay in the subtropical south Texas.
Review of application will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.