M.S. student assistantship available – salt marsh carbon cycling
The O’Halloran lab in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University currently has an opening for an M.S. student starting in fall of 2018. We seek an enthusiastic and inquisitive student who is interested in understanding carbon cycling in the salt marshes of coastal South Carolina. The student will join an ongoing project funded by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in collaboration with Dr. Erik Smith at the University of South Carolina. The student will take courses on Clemson’s main campus during the academic year and spend summers in residence at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science to conduct fieldwork and writing. A full research assistantship (including stipend and tuition waver) is available for two years.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a natural science field with strong quantitative abilities and self-motivation.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, marine science, atmospheric science or other closely related environmental science. Programming experience in MATLAB or R. Fieldwork experience in ecology/marine science.
To apply, send a CV, unofficial GRE and TOEFL scores (if available) and a cover letter stating your previous experience, interest in this specific position, and future goals to Dr. O’Halloran by May 25. Contact info and more details about the lab are available here: