[ES_JOBS_NET] MSc in Watershed Sciences at Utah State University

Janice Brahney jbrahney at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 06:12:29 MDT 2017

The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleoecology lab at Utah State
University (http://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/brahney_janice) is recruiting MSc
students to join an interdisciplinary research program broadly focused on
aquatic ecosystems and water resources in the American West. The student(s)
will work on projects that seek to quantify and characterize phosphorus
dynamics and effects on plankton communities Utah watersheds

Specific research projects are flexible and students are strongly
encouraged to develop their own research focus within the lab’s overall
framework. Students in the lab will generally have the opportunity to gain
field, laboratory, and microscopy skills.


The student(s) must have completed a BSc by the start data and have a
strong interest in water quality, limnology, biogeochemistry, or aquatic
ecology. The student must have excellent writing and quantitative skills.
Laboratory and field experience is preferred. Preference will be given to
students with a strong work ethic and capacity to work independently.

*How to Apply*

Please send 1) letter describing your background, interest in the project,
and educational and career goals, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact
information for three references to Janice.brahney at usu.edu

Anticipated start date is no later than August 2017, but students may begin
as early as June 2017.

*About Logan and Utah State University*

Utah State University is located in the city of Logan, Utah, a town with
approximately 50,000 residents. Situated in a valley between the Wellsville
and Bear River mountain ranges, Logan offers numerous opportunities for
outdoor activities including local ski resorts, biking and hiking trails,
and is just a short drive to many National Parks, Monuments, and
Conservation areas. The low cost of living makes this area attractive place
to live, play, and work.


Precisely because we're in the same boat, we should be glad that not
everyone is standing on the same side
-Ernst Ferstl
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