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Graduate Studies at UMass Dartmouth

The School for Marine Science and Technology Research Assistantships:

Fisheries Ecology and Management

To be eligible for these Graduate Research opportunities a person must be a full time graduate student matriculated into the Marine Science and Technology program at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Research assistantships are available for one or two graduate students (at MS or PhD level) interested in fisheries ecology and management. Examples of research topics include fish stock assessment models for management decisions, estimation of multi parameters in nonlinear models, prediction of unknown random variables, extinction risk analysis (population viability analysis), and detection of environmental conditions that affect temporal variability in mortality under both an individual stock frame and multi-stock interaction perspective. Financial support includes stipend and tuition waiver.

Please be informed that various jobs in fisheries are available for quantitatively trained graduates: e.g., UN FAO, NOAA NMFS, state and tribal governments, consulting companies, academia, etc. The incumbent would work in the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with Saang-Yoon Hyun (PI, Professor) and receive a degree (MS or PhD) through the School of Marine Sciences (SMS), the University of Massachusetts.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes and transcripts to Saang-Yoon Hyun (see contact info below) prior to beginning the official application procedures http://www.umassmarine.net/admissions/admissions.html.

Contact info:
PI: Saang-Yoon Hyun
Phone: 508-999-8875
Email: shyun@umassd.edu
Web: http://www.smast.umassd.edu/qfm/

SMAST Marine Turbulence Laboratory

To be eligible for these Graduate Research opportunities a person must be a full time graduate student matriculated into the Marine Science and Technology program at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Graduate research and educational opportunities exist for recent mechanical and electrical engineering and physics graduates in the SMAST Marine Turbulence Laboratory. The Marine Turbulence Laboratory conducts research on the nature of ocean turbulence and on developing research tools, techniques and theory which support such research. At present, programs are underway in the areas of: (1) the role of turbulence in ocean mixing processes; (2) use of underwater vehicles to perform ocean measurements of turbulence; (3) the use of high-frequency acoustics to observe turbulence. For more details on these programs, see our web site, http://www.smast.umassd.edu/Turbulence/.

Graduate research assistantships for both MS and PhD students carry with them full tuition and a generous stipend. For more information on these opportunities, contact Professor Louis Goodman at lgoodma@umassd.edu

Graduate Research Assistant

To be eligible for these Graduate Research opportunities a person must be a full time graduate student matriculated into the Marine Science and Technology program at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

The School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our Master's program to work on research projects relating to biogeochemical particle fluxes and sedimentation, ocean particle dynamics, and the interplay between major nutrient cycles and plankton ecology. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: geochemical analyses of sediment trap samples, micropaleontology and elemental studies of sediment cores, computer-based image analysis of ocean particles and plankton, benthic nepheloid layer resuspension dynamics and modeling, and benthic-pelagic coupling of biogeochemical cycles. Student research projects will be highly interdisciplinary and most will consist of laboratory as well as field-based activities.

A bachelor's degree in physical and/or earth sciences or oceanography is required. Applicants should possess moderate to strong computer and mathematical skills, depending on the graduate project selected. Review of applications is ongoing. Applications to our graduate program are available from our website:

For more information, please also visit our websites:

Interested applicants should also send a statement of interest and current resume to:

Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry
Attn: Dr. Cindy Pilskaln
School for Marine Science & Technology
706 South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744-1221

voice: (508) 910-6327
fax: (508) 910-6371
email: cpilskaln@umassd.edu

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Phone: 508.999.8604 • Fax: 508-999-8183

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