[ES_JOBS_NET] MS Graduate Research Assistantship Available-Investigate Septic Nitrogen Pollution in Texas Coastal Bend.
Lin.Zhang at tamucc.edu
Fri Apr 26 12:48:25 MDT 2019
MS Graduate Research Assistantship: Investigate Septic Nitrogen Pollution in Texas Coastal Bend.
Corpus Christi, Texas.
We seek a highly motivated student to fill a MS assistantship at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi to investigate nitrogen pollution from septic systems in Texas Coastal Bend. The successful applicant will conduct field work in several Texas Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries. Potential septic pollutions will be identified using anthropogenic organic biomarkers and stable nitrogen isotopic ratios in dissolved inorganic nitrogen species. Nitrogen loads from septic systems will be quantified and compared with effluents from waste water treatment plants in the same region. The successful applicant will also help prepare manuscripts to disseminate results in peer-reviewed journals and conduct educational workshops with several state agencies.
The student will receive a MS in either Chemistry, Coastal and Marine System Science, Environmental Science, or Marine Biology. Marine Biology is a joint degree program with Texas A&M University Collage Station and Galveston (http://sci.tamucc.edu/LSCI/MARB/index.html).
Applicants must hold a BS in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Oceanography, or a related field, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and competitive GRE scores.
Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be capable of working independently as well as managing a field team of several undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be willing to conduct sometimes strenuous physical activity under demanding field conditions (i.e., heat, high humidity, and insects). Experience with gas and liquid chromatography, discrete analyzer, and stable isotope biomarkers is a plus.
Please email 1) cover letter describing research experience and interests, 2) CV, 3) transcripts, 4) GRE scores, and 5) contact information of three references to Dr. Lin Zhang (lin.zhang at tamucc.edu<mailto:lin.zhang at tamucc.edu>).
Competitive stipend, plus tuition and benefits.
As early as May 2019.
Lin Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oceanography
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Office: Harte Research Institute (HRI)104
Email: lin.zhang at tamucc.edu<mailto:lin.zhang at tamucc.edu>
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