Ph.D. Assistantship - Phytoplankton/HAB Ecology (closes 3/15/2019)

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Ph.D. Assistantship - Phytoplankton/HAB Ecology (closes 3/15/2019)

I am seeking a motivated student to fill a graduate assistantship in the Marine Biology or Coastal and Marine System Science Ph.D. program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. More details on those programs can be found here:

Marine Biology: http://sci.tamucc.edu/LSCI/MARB/
Coastal and Marine System Science: http://sci.tamucc.edu/PENS/CMSS/

The position is available beginning in June or August 2019. The focus of this assistantship could be in one or both of the following research areas that my lab is currently funded to work on:
1) Environmental drivers of red and brown tide harmful algal blooms
2) Influence of freshwater inflow variability on estuarine phytoplankton community dynamics

Ample resources are available for field sampling, experimental (mesocosm & laboratory) approaches, and or synthesis/modeling of existing data. The student will benefit from samples and field data already collected as part of ongoing (funded) water quality and plankton ecology studies in the systems of interest.

To be considered for the position, please email me, Dr. Mike Wetz at michael.wetz@tamucc.edu. Please send your C.V., a brief (<1 page) cover letter outlining your background and alignment of your research interests with my lab’s research focus, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores. For more information on my laboratory and research interests, please see: https://www.harteresearchinstitute.org/index.php/people/michael-wetz. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is identified.