Graduate Student Opportunities at WERC

PhD and MS Graduate Student Opportunities at WERC

The Water and Environmental Research Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks has two funded graduate student positions (tuition, stipend, and insurance) to research mercury in historic/archaeological samples of pinnipeds and fish.

Our research team is searching for one PhD and one MS student who are interested in interdisciplinary, convergence research. PhD and MA students can be housed in a department of their choice. The project includes marine science, marine mammal science, fisheries, archaeology, iso- and bio-geochemistry, and biology.

The laboratories with which students will be connected are primarily multi-disciplinary. Ideal students would have, for example a mix of chemistry or physiology and archaeology or marine science backgrounds. Someone with a strong background in one discipline with a desire to become more interdisciplinary is also very welcome to contact us. Ideal candidates for these positions should be highly motivated, dynamic and able to function in a collaborative research environment where the development and sharing of new information are the primary goals.

Students must be enrolled in a PhD or MA/MS program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks by Fall 2020 if possible, although a Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 start date may be negotiable. Admission requirements and application deadlines for UAF graduate programs vary. See UAF Graduate School for application and admissions details in the department of interest.

If you are interested in applying to be a part of the research project, please contact Nicole Misarti (nmisarti@alaska.edu), Lorrie Rea (ldrea@alaska.edu), and/or Julie Avery (jpavery@alaska.edu) to learn more about the project and discuss possible departmental affiliations as soon as possible. 

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