Graduate student Position in Sediment Biogeochemistry
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Lab has one graduate student position available to work with Dr. Laura Lapham. This position (either a M.S. or Ph.D.) is available in the Earth and Ocean Foundation in the MEES (Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science) graduate program (http://www.mees.umd.edu/). The first project is funded by the National Science Foundation to understand the role deep ocean hydrocarbon seeps play in the carbon cycle. The successful candidate will study how methane carbon is transformed by microbial processes in the sediments. They will learn a wide range of analytical skills including gas and ion chromatography and mass spectrometry. This project includes one research cruise offshore Oregon to the gas hydrate site maintained by the Ocean Observatories Initiative (https://oceanobservatories.