[ES_JOBS_NET] M.S. or Ph.D. position in estuarine circulation and pathogen modeling at UMaine
kelly.cole at maine.edu
Thu Apr 21 09:53:14 MDT 2016
We seek applicants for a M.S. or Ph.D. student in estuarine circulation and
pathogen modeling to be filled Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.
The University of Maine Research Reinvestment Fund and the National Science
Foundation funded New England Sustainability Team (
is looking for a student to join a team of researchers developing and
implementing Gulf of Maine estuarine-coastal models to investigate the
interaction between estuarine conditions and bacterial pollution under the
advisement of Drs. Damian Brady and Kelly Cole. Candidates will be expected
to work in an interdisciplinary team to explore the environmental, social,
and economic implications of changing water quality. The position will
afford the successful candidate numerous skill building and professional
development opportunities, including acquiring tools to build, analyze and
manage large geophysical datasets, publishing journal articles and
networking and presenting work at professional conferences. The successful
candidate will also interact with regional stakeholders (industry,
government agency staff, non-government organizations).
We are searching for a creative, motivated student in a STEM field that is
interested in solving coastal problems. The candidate should have good
communication and analytical skills and work well in a research
environment. Proficiency in MATLAB, Python or a similar programming
language and a strong quantitative background are required. The candidate
should also be enthusiastic about working on a multidisciplinary team.
The student will joint a team of 5 other graduate students and 3 postdocs
advised by Dr. Damian Brady at the University of Maine Darling Marine
Center in Walpole, Maine (~1 hr east of Portland, Maine). Some travel to
the University of Maine Orono campus (~2 hrs driving) and Maine Department
of Marine Resources Boothbay office (~30 min driving) is required.
Please submit application materials to the University of Maine’s graduate
School: https://umaine.edu/graduate/apply/. We encourage prospective
students to send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Damian Brady (
damian.brady at maine.edu) or Dr. Kelly Cole (kelly.cole at maine.edu) in
addition to their graduate application.
Please contact Damian Brady (damian.brady at maine.edu) or Kelly Cole (
kelly.cole at maine.edu) with questions. The University of Maine is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Maine
Darling Marine Center
193 Clarks Cove Rd.
Walpole, ME 04573
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