A PhD position is available with Dr. Amy Marcarelli at Michigan
Technological University to join a 5-year, NSF-funded study of the balance
between nitrogen fixation and denitrification in streams and rivers across
the United States. This student will work with a dynamic team of
collaborators, graduate students and undergraduate researchers to study the
environmental and ecological controls on net N2 flux in streams. The ideal
candidate will undertake comparative and experimental studies across field
sites focused in the UP of Michigan, but extending to include a variety of
sites from Puerto Rico to Alaska. Four years of RA funding (including
tuition) are available to support this student, and teaching opportunities
are also available in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan
Tech. All candidates must have prior experience working in field settings
and be able to take on extended field campaigns, work well with a team as
well as independently, and have skills and interest in aquatic
biogeochemistry. Desired qualifications also include an excellent academic
record, a good quantitative background (including statistics), and strong
writing and computing skills. Candidates with an M.S. in aquatic ecology
or related discipline is preferred; only substantial research and prior
publication experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Marcarelli ([email protected])
immediately for full consideration. More information on the Marcarelli lab
can be found at http://marcarelli-lab.bio.mtu.edu/. Details on Michigan
Tech, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the application procedure
can be found at http://www.mtu.edu/biological/.

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