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Graduate Research Assistant Position at the University of Southern Mississippi

Graduate Research Assistant Position at the University of Southern Mississippi

One M.S. position is available in the Division of Coastal Sciences, School of Ocean Science and Engineering, The University of Southern Mississippi (https://www.usm.edu/ocean-science-engineering/index.php). The campus is located at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (https://www.usm.edu/gcrlin the City of Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The graduate student is expected to start in the fall semester of 2024, and will conduct research on evaluating the impact of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal wetlands and help provide guidance on the design of living shoreline projects. Coastal wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world and provide a wide variety of key ecosystem services. Conserving and restoring coastal wetlands applying nature-based solutions such as living shorelines is critical for them to continue to provide societal benefits. In addition to conducting field experiments and computer simulations, the student has opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary research team and study the questions using a social science perspective.

Applicants should be highly motivated to learn new research skills, have a BS with background in ecology, geography, or a closely related field with a GPA of 3.0 and above. Experiences in quantitative modeling, or GIS/Remote Sensing are desirable but not required. Assistantship with competitive stipend and tuition waiver will be provided.

Interested candidates should send an email describing their past experiences and their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree, along with a resume, unofficial college transcripts, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Wei Wu wei.wu@usm.edu, Professor, Division of Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Additional Info

Application Link or Email : wei.wu@usm.edu

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

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