Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity in Biophysical Modeling of Holoplankton

I am seeking a motivated M.S. student to join my lab in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (UHM). Thesis work will link biology with physical models to explore questions of connectivity and genetic divergence in wide-ranging pelagic copepods. Applicants must be self-motivated and hard working, with good written and verbal communication skills. A solid background in oceanography, biology, mathematics or a related field is ideal.  Past programming experience is highly desirable (e.g. R, Matlab).  Starting date is January 2014.

The Neuheimer Lab for Biological Oceanography (www.abneuheimer.org) is focused on quantitative ecology of fish and zooplankton.  Lab research interests include characterizing environmental and human impacts on different aspects of growth, life history, distribution, etc., and consolidating findings through the development of new modeling tools. The Neuheimer Lab is located in the Department of Oceanography at UHM's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST, http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/).

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Anna Neuheimer at annabn@hawaii.edu with a statement of interest, CV, and transcript/GRE scores before formally applying through the Department of Oceanography (http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/prospective_students.html; deadline: 1 August).