PhD graduate student position in marine microbiology @ NC State

A PhD track graduate student position is available (starting Spring 2018 or Fall 2018) in the Paerl Lab (, within the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science (MEAS) Department (

The area of focus for the position is microbial (bacterial and microalgal) vitamin physiology and cycling (production, consumption, exchange), with multiple research directions being open for pursuit.  Both traditional (e.g. culturing, cell isolations, microscopy) and modern (e.g. flow cytometry, nucleic acid sequencing/amplification/quantification, isotopic tracing) techniques will be integral to the project, and prior experience with either is plus.  Field-based and laboratory-based experimentation is involved in the project.=20

A master=92s degree is prerequisite for the PhD track position.  In addition, publication (or submission) of work from the master=92s thesis is preferred.

Interested applicants please contact Ryan Paerl (rpaerl[at] to learn more details about potential research directions and to discuss the position.  Please include your CV in your initial contact email.=20

An application to the MEAS graduate program is necessary to ultimately obtain the position and information regarding the application process (including GRE requirements and deadlines) can be found here: