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Graduate Assistantships in  Physical Oceanography at the University of Southern Mississippi

The Division of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for M.S. or Ph.D. studies in Physical Oceanography starting in the summer/fall of 2016. We seek a skilled and motivated individual for an exciting opportunity to work on the NSF funded project “Collaborative research: Generation of internal waves due to the scattering of semidiurnal hybrid Kelvin-edge waves at varying continental shelf topography”. This project will contribute to a better understanding of the generation and fate of internal tides, the dissipation of which is relevant for the overturning circulation and global climate. The work involves analyzing global ocean model data sets and performing numerical model simulations. There will be opportunities for collaboration with scientists at the University of South Carolina, University of Michigan, and the Naval Research Laboratory. 

Funding is available for travel to collaborating institutions and science conferences. Strong physical and mathematical skills are crucial, and experience with modeling is beneficial. The project requires working in a Linux environment and programming in Matlab and Fortran. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Maarten Buijsman at maarten.buijsman@usm.edu and attach a resume or curriculum vitae, GRE score (unofficial acceptable), college transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and a brief statement of research interests.

Graduate Assistantships in Marine Physical, Biological, and Optical Processes at the University of Southern Mississippi

The Division of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for M.S. or Ph.D. studies in the Ocean Weather Laboratory starting August 2015. Applicants should be highly motivated, capable of working independently and with a group of students and technicians. To learn more, download the announcement PDF below.

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Graduate Assistantships in Zooplankton Ecology at the University of Southern Mississippi

The Division of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for the M.S. or Ph.D. studies in the Zooplankton Ecology Lab starting August 2015. Applicants should be highly motivated and capable of working independently as well as in a group setting. To learn more, download the announcement PDF below.

Graduate Assistantship Information (PDF)