Title: M.S. Student Opportunity
Date Posted: July 27, 2018
Deadline: August 27, 2018

Job Details:

A M.S. student position is available through the joint Food and Drug Administration/Dauphin Island Sea Lab fellowship program. The project will investigate the environmental factors affecting microbial communities in Mobile Bay at the terminus of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta (“America’s Amazon’), with a specific interest in harmful algal and Vibrio species and their interactions in the water column or in shellfish. Local field work is expected.

Students will enroll in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama and matriculate January 2019.

Job Requirements:

Competitive applicants should have a B.S. in biology, chemistry, marine science, or a related field, and experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics is preferred. The position includes stipend support, along with funds for supplies, consumables, and approved travel.

Work will be conducted on Dauphin Island (AL) at the US Food and Drug Administration & Dauphin Island Sea Lab facilities.

Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Job Contact:

Application deadline is August 27, 2018. The recipient will need to inform the project supervisors of acceptance within 1 week of receiving the offer. Upon selection, the successful applicant will work with the project supervisors to develop a brief 2-page project summary and formally apply to the University of South Alabama Graduate School. For additional information contact Dr. Jeffrey Krause (jkrause@disl.org) or Dr. Jessica Jones (jessica.jones@fda.hhs.gov).

A complete application must include the following documentation:

1) current CV (include full contact information, current and former academic institutions, degrees awarded, awards and honors, publications and presentations, other pertinent information)
2) copy of GRE scores and undergraduate academic transcripts
3) 500-word (maximum) statement of purpose
4) two letters of recommendation

All materials should be sent to DISL by email (preferred) or mail, as indicated below. 

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Attn: Krause Laboratory
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

Telephone: 251-861-2141 x7577
jkrause@disl.org (Email subject line “FDA-DISL Application”)