Ph.D or MS Fellowship - Isotope biogeochemistry of high-elevation lakes and watersheds of the Sierra Nevada

We are seeking a Ph.D or MS student to work on aquatic and terrestrial biogeochemical questions in high-elevation lakes and watersheds of the Sierra Nevada. This work builds on the more than 30-year record of limnological and watershed research conducted at Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park (http://ccb.ucr.edu/emeraldlake/index.html). This four-year Ph.D Fellowship or two-year MS Fellowship includes a monthly stipend, tuition and fees and funds to conduct research.

Education and experience – An MS or BS degree in aquatic chemistry, environmental engineering, ecology, environmental sciences or similar discipline is required. Training and experience in the use of environmental isotopes of C, N, H and O is desired and previous field experience in remote research sites would be a plus.

Interested students should e-mail the following information, as a single pdf file, to Dr. James Sickman at the University of California, Riverside (jsickman@ucr.edu): i) a cover letter describing the applicantÂ’s education, research experience and career aspirations, ii) a CV or resume and iii) a list of 2 or 3 professional references including their contact information. The starting date for the position is negotiable, but could be as soon as July, 2013, but no later than January, 2014. Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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