Graduate Assistantship

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a motivated Ph.D. or M.S. student to develop a thesis project on the ecology of marine microbial communities, especially those that associate with sinking particles in the ocean (also known as marine snow). The research group utilizes field and lab based approaches to observe and quantify the diversity of marine microorganisms, as well as computational biology and mechanistic modeling approaches to understand microbial distributions and dynamics. For more information, see

The graduate student will matriculate through the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES) Graduate Program ( and will be based at the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge MD ( Expected starting date is Fall 2019.

Subsequently, applicants will need to submit a full application to the MEES graduate program before the final deadline of January 11 2019.

To apply, please first email Jacob Cram ( with a statement describing your research interests as well as a CV or resume.

UMCES is an affirmative action, EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Horn Point Laboratory
Monday, December 3, 2018