A Ph.D. research assistantship is available (beginning Summer or Fall 2024) in Arctic coastal biogeochemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). This position is part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation to study linkages between terrestrial and aquatic processes within sites of the Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems LTER (ble.lternet.edu). Students will study drivers of metabolism and carbon cycling within Arctic lagoons and rivers. A background in aquatic biogeochemistry would be beneficial, with a degree in biology, environmental science, or a closely related field, preferred. Students will participate in all aspects of the project, from field work in the Arctic to publication of findings. Applicants are expected to have a strong academic background, show evidence of independent work in both the field and lab, experience in using R and demonstrate a capacity to contribute to a collaborative research environment. For more information, please email a statement of interest/background and a copy of your CV to Dr. Vanessa Lougheed (firstname.lastname@example.org).