A graduate training opportunity is now available with the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, a research campus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (http://www.umces.edu), with National Science Foundation support. The successful candidate will preferably have a master’s degree or equivalent with a marine, estuarine or ecosystem emphasis, and an interest or experience in zooplankton ecology, statistics (e.g. R or SAS), modeling and/or the use of stable isotopes and other similar chemical approaches in ecosystem science. We are seeking an individual who will help in the development and field testing of a multi-species functional response (MSFR) omnivory model that will include fieldwork on Chesapeake Bay, lab-based follow-up experiments and lab bench chemistry using bulk and compound specific stable isotope approaches.
The PhD research fellowship holder will interact with a strong multi-faculty project team, and another PhD student recruited to lead the MSFR modelling. In addition, the successful candidate will become part of a vibrant intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Horn Point Laboratory. These labs are located on the western and eastern side, respectively, of the scenic and ecological important Chesapeake Bay, approximately 100 km southeast of Washington, DC.
Applications from students of diverse backgrounds are especially welcome and personal qualities such as perseverance, problem-solving, and a dedication to inclusivity will be strong assets.
For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Ryan Woodland (email@example.com). The selection process will include an online application to the Marine Estuarine and Environmental Science program of the University of Maryland (mees.umd.edu) and a virtual interview. Availability for the Spring 2021 semester is preferred, but flexibility will be considered given the current covid-19 pandemic.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Tuesday, August 18, 2020