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Research Assistantships in Oceanography

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Faculty & Administrators

The successful applicant will work with new in situ optical instrumentation to assess the distribution of particles, plankton, and productivity in the Arctic Ocean as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The student will participate in two research cruises to the Arctic Ocean aboard the R/V Sikuliaq, the new icebreaker operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The student will develop protocols for the deployment and analysis of the data retrieved from a laser in situ size analyzer, an underwater camera system, and a fast repetition rate fluorometer. The data generated from this project will be used to assess the potential role of zooplankton, lateral advection, and phytoplankton blooms on the transport and cycling of particulate matter between the Alaskan Arctic shelves, and the deep Canadian Basin. The student is also expected to participate in education and outreach efforts associated with the project. As part of an M.S. degree, the student will take courses in the Marine Sciences (e.g., Chemical, Physical, Biological, and Geological Oceanography).

Qualifications: B.S. in a science, engineering, or mathematics with a strong undergraduate record, computer skills, and an interest in marine/environmental science. Alaska Natives and individuals from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Optics & Photonics
Sensor Science & Engineering

Biological Oceanography
Biological Optics
Carbon Cycle Research
Chemical Oceanography

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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