[ES_JOBS_NET] GRA Position for M.S. Student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jan 20 19:05:08 MST 2017

We are pleased to announce an open graduate research assistantship (GRA)
for an M.S. student in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the
University of North Carolina Wilmington starting in the Fall of 2017.  The
assistantship is part of a larger NSF-funded collaborative project with the
University of Tennessee using compound-specific isotopic analyses of
n-alkanes from multiple lake sediment cores collected from Costa Rica to
assess late-Holocene paleoclimatology in Central America and the greater
circum-Caribbean.  The GRA will be responsible for high-resolution carbon
and hydrogen isotopic analyses of n-alkanes from one or more Costa Rican
sediment cores, with results forming the basis of their M.S. thesis.

The assistantship will include full tuition and a salary of $18,000 per
year for two years.  Interested applicants should send a brief statement of
interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to Dr. Chad
Lane (lanec at uncw.edu) by *February 15, 2017. *  Prior experience with
isotopic analyses is preferred, but not required.  Most importantly the
candidate for this position should have a strong work-ethic, superior time
management and organizational skills, and work well in teams.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers outstanding research
facilities comparable to much larger research institutions, particularly at
the Center for Marine Science (http://uncw.edu/cms/), which houses the
stable isotope facility directed by Dr. Lane and his separate sediment
analysis lab (http://people.uncw.edu/lanec/Facilities.html).

More information about the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the
M.S. Geosciences program can be found at http://uncw.edu/earsci/.
Wilmington, NC offers an outstanding quality of life with a relatively low
cost of living considering the coastal location.  Gorgeous beaches are just
minutes away from campus and Wilmington offers diverse entertainment,
dining, and outdoor activity options.

This position is contingent upon final transferal of funding from NSF.

For additional information please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Chad Lane
by e-mail (lanec at uncw.edu).

Chad Lane

Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Director of the UNCW Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (UNC-WIRMS) Lab

Center for Marine Science

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC  28403

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