Title: Graduate student position in marine mammal trophic ecology
Date Posted: October 2, 2017
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Job Details:

Dauphin Island Sea Lab seeks an MS-level graduate student in Marine mammal trophic ecology.  Experience with sclerochronology, geochemistry, stable isotope methods is preferred.  Marine mammal experience is not required, but students must be willing to learn and ultimately lead stranding response and necropsy sampling. Students must have a strong interest in hypothesis-based research, background in chemistry, and experience with statistical methods. Experience with small boat operation and trailering also preferred.  Work is both lab and field based, and students must be able to work long hours conducting detailed work with a microscope and processing tissue samples as well as in the field during inclement weather.  The suitable candidate must be independent and highly motivated.  Strong public speaking skills and work with the public are necessary.

Job Requirements:

Work is both lab and field based, and students must be able to work long hours conducting detailed work with a microscope and processing tissue samples as well as in the field during unfavorable weather conditions.  The suitable candidate must be independent and highly motivated.  Strong public speaking skills and work with the public are necessary.

Job Skills:

Students must have a strong interest in hypothesis-based research, background in chemistry, and experience with statistical methods. Experience with small boat operation and trailering also preferred.  

Job Contact:

Students will apply through the University of South Alabama (USA) for matriculation in fall 2018, but the most suitable candidate will begin work in the lab in January 2018.

Students must meet the minimum qualifications for entry to the University of South Alabama graduate school of Arts and Sciences and the Marine Sciences Department and have relevant coursework in the topic area of interest.  

Qualified candidates should send a brief email of inquiry, including an updated CV, GRE scores and GPA showing they meet the minimum qualifications to Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael at rcarmichael@disl.org.