PhD opportunity in Coastal and Marine System Science (closes 5/1/2019)

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PhD opportunity in Coastal and Marine System Science (closes 5/1/2019)

PhD opportunity in Coastal and Marine System Science
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

A PhD opportunity is available with the Felix Research Group in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. The group’s research focuses on using stable isotope techniques to investigate the sources, transport, and fate of reactive nitrogen and volatile organic compounds in the environment. The group’s research across various earth systems provides a unique research experience that balances fieldwork with sample processing, sample analysis and development of novel stable isotope analysis techniques.

As part of a project funded by the Texas General Land Office, the potential student’s research will focus on using stable isotope techniques to investigate nitrogen (e.g. ammonium, nitrate, dissolved organic nitrogen (DON)) loading into Texas coastal waters (e.g. bays, estuaries, Gulf of Mexico). The project will emphasize investigation of DON sources and dynamics in coastal ecosystems. The project’s overall objective is to aid harmful algal bloom (HAB) mitigation strategies by understanding how DON and other nutrients are sustaining HABs. Potential students should be highly self-motivated and have a strong background in chemistry with extensive laboratory experience. Applicants should have an MS or a very strong undergraduate research record. The project relies heavily on stable isotope techniques so experience with these techniques is desired but not necessary. PhD students will matriculate through the Coastal and Marine System Science graduate program (http://gradschool.tamucc.edu/degrees/science/coastal_marine_sys_science.html). Interested candidates should contact Dr. J. David Felix (joseph.felix@tamucc.edu) and provide a short statement of interest and CV. More information about the Felix Research Group and potential research can be found here felixlab.tamucc.edu.

Thank you,

J. David Felix, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
NRC 3102
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX, 78412
joseph.felix@tamucc.edu
http://felixlab.tamucc.edu
(361) 825-4180