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Nine NSF-funded graduate student positions in Antarctic Oldest Ice Exploration and Analysis

Oregon State University, COLDEX
Corvallis, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; Minneapolis, MN, San Diego, CA
Graduate student stipend and tuition remission; varies by institution.
Closing date
Nov 24, 2021
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The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) is looking for nine motivated graduate students to join our multi-disciplinary team effort to search for the oldest ice on planet Earth. COLDEX is a multi-institution collaboration to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible polar ice core samples and analyze those samples to better understand the past and future of Earth’s climate system. The graduate research projects include airborne and ground-based geophysical exploration of Antarctica, Antarctic ice flow modeling, geochemical analysis of old (> 1 million years) ice core samples, and the transfer of scientific knowledge to stakeholders and the public. Participation in Antarctic field work is possible, but not required.  

As an interdisciplinary team that values good mentoring, COLDEX strives to maintain a collaborative, inclusive, and equitable team culture, and is committed to broadening participation of people from identities historically minoritized in the polar sciences. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer, People with Disabilities, First-generation, or other identities minoritized in the sciences.  

A description of the nine positions and application instructions can be found at COLDEX hosts weekly graduate student information hours via ZOOM to answer any questions you may have. Applicants are further encouraged to email the contact person for the position of interest for more information. GRE scores are not needed to apply. The nine projects are hosted at the University of Washington (3), University of California San Diego (2), University of California Irvine (1), Oregon State University (1), University of Texas at Austin (1), and University of Minnesota (1).

More information about COLDEX can be found at

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