[ES_JOBS_NET] MS Student position at The University of Maine: lake geochemistry and climate

Sarah Nelson sarah.j.nelson at maine.edu
Thu Jan 21 17:38:16 MST 2016

*MS Position: linking long-term lake geochemistry with climate change*

Program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono,

* Closing Date*: Until Filled
*Web Address*: https://umaine.edu/ees-graduate/

The University of Maine’s program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
(EES) invites applications for a full-time M.S. student beginning in August
2016. The position will be funded as a half time research assistantship
plus half time teaching assistantship, with a 12-month stipend that is
eligible for annual renewal based on satisfactory progress. A tuition
waiver and portion of health insurance are included.

Teaching involves working with EES faculty in introductory-level courses in
our undergraduate major. Research will focus on sets of lakes that have
been monitored long-term (many since the early 1980s) as part of US EPA’s
LTM Network (
http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/monitoring-surface-water-chemistry) that is
evaluating response of surface waters to changes in atmospheric deposition,
and more recently, climate and other anthropogenic change. The successful
applicant will work with the existing long-term data, coordinate with
climate information, and be responsible for ongoing field sampling for
Maine LTM lakes, with opportunities to expand data collection based on
student interests.

To be eligible for consideration, students must be accepted to Ecology and
Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine as a full-time
student, with approval of the UMaine PI, Dr. Sarah Nelson. Students should
have an excellent academic record including ecology, limnology and/or
geochemistry, strong statistical training, and interest in and ability to
perform fieldwork, often at remote sites.

*How to Apply*
Interested candidates should review the application procedure described on
the EES Web page: https://umaine.edu/ees-graduate/application-process/.
Contact Dr. Nelson, the faculty advisor for this position, to discuss your
academic and professional background and research interests at
sarah.j.nelson at maine.edu.
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