Doctoral student in Coastal Oceanography and Biological-physical Interactions


We invite applications from talented and motivated students interested in pursuing a Ph.D degree in coastal oceanography and biological-physical interactions. Applicants should have a Masters or Bachelor’s degree in oceanography, applied mathematics or physics. The prospective students must be admitted to the University of Maryland Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program and will conduct research at the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory under the direction of Professor Ming Li. The student will develop coupled biophysical models for red tide on the West Florida Shelf and investigate how climate change and extreme weather events affect the harmful algal blooms.

The PhD position is expected to start in fall of 2020 and includes stipend, tuition, medical insurance and travel to domestic and international conferences. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, transcripts and publications (if available) to Dr. Ming Li ( Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020. The deadline for applications to the MEES graduate program is February 1, 2020.

UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Horn Point Laboratory