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Graduate Research Opportunity in Marine Calcification and Global Ocean-Climate Change

The Ries Laboratory (http://nuweb2.neu.edu/rieslab/) in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University seeks a graduate student interested in conducting federally funded research on the relationship between global ocean-climate change and marine calcification, to begin fall 2014. Research will include field investigations of modern (e.g., coral reefs) and/or ancient (e.g., limestones) carbonate systems coupled with laboratory calcification experiments. This opportunity affords access to state-of-the-art analytical equipment, including LA-ICPMS for trace element analysis, XRD for mineralogical characterization, isotope ratio mass spectrometry for δ34S, δ13C, δ11B and δ18O, and SEM with EDS/EBSD for micro-imaging and elemental/mineralogical mapping. In addition to completing coursework in their chosen field, the selected graduate student will receive in-depth training in carbonate geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology, biomineralization, global ocean-climate change, and paleoceanography, which will directly support his/her research objectives. The graduate student will be based at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center (http://www.northeastern.edu/marinescience/), located on the shores of the Massachusetts Bay on the picturesque Nahant peninsula (8 miles north of downtown Boston). The renovated MSC features a state-of-the-art flow through seawater facility, direct access to classic New England rocky shore intertidal study sites, an in-house SCUBA program, and small-craft research vessels. Highly motivated and creative individuals with strong writing and analytical skills are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should apply to Northeastern’s Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (http://www.northeastern.edu/mes/) at https://neugrad.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=account. Applications are due December 1, 2013. Please direct specific inquiries to Prof. Justin Ries at j.ries@neu.edu.

Justin B. Ries, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences
Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Rd
Northeastern University
Nahant, MA 01908
office: 781-581-7370 ext. 342
cell: 919-536-9070
fax: 781-581-6076
web: http://nuweb2.neu.edu/rieslab/
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As part of a multi-year “Climate, Environment, and Energy” initiative, the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire two tenure-track Research Faculty (rank open), effective Fall 2014. These New York State supported college-year appointments allow for supplementary summer salary from external research funding. We currently seek to fill two positions, with an emphasis on the area of Cloud-Climate Interactions. We are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise that includes, but is not limited to, Cloud-Resolving Modeling or Field Observations. Available facilities include ASRC’s Whiteface Mountain Observatory near Lake Placid, NY, home to more than 50 years of cloud, chemistry, and climate research (http://asrc.albany.edu/observatories/whiteface/whiteface.html). This unique facility is available to all ASRC scientists and includes measurement sites at the summit of the mountain and a fully equipped laboratory at its base station.

Outstanding candidates from other areas of Atmospheric Science will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be expected to strengthen ASRC and the university through (i) maintaining a strong externally funded research program; (ii) working with colleagues at ASRC and throughout the university on mutually beneficial research programs; (iii) recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and (v) participating as necessary in service to the Center and the University. While not a requirement, research faculty at ASRC have the option of making arrangements to teach in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences or other university departments.

For more information about ASRC, please visit http://asrc.albany.edu.

For information on the application process or to apply, please visit http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42499
Priority screening will begin on November 15, 2013. Positions will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions can be addressed to Fangqun Yu (fyu@albany.edu, 518-437-8767) or Wei-Chyung Wang (wcwang@albany.edu, 518-437-8708).

Thanks much for your help!


Fangqun Yu
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
State University of New York at Albany
Tel: 518-437-8767; Fax: 518-437-8758
E-mail: fyu@albany.edu

Arctic Research Opportunities

Arctic Research Opportunities 08/29/2013

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The Steward Lab in the UH Manoa Department of Oceanography has a research opportunity for an undergraduate student this summer through the McNair Program ( http://www.hawaii.edu/diversity/McNair/how-to-apply.html), which will provide a stipend to students who meet the following qualifications:

– U.S. Citizenship or permanent U.S. residency
– A 2.7+ minimum cumulative University of Hawai’i GPA
– Minimum junior class standing
– Intend to pursue a Ph.D.; students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering or math are strongly urged to apply. This program is not open to students intending to pursue professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, management or law.
– Be from the first generation within the immediate family to complete a baccalaureate degree and from a low-income background (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education); and/or be a member of a group historically underrepresented in higher education (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, Pacific Islander)
– Able to participate in a full-time summer research internship
– Able to complete a directed research seminar during academic year

The research opportunity is to work in the state-of the art C-MORE Hale building, studying the growth characteristics of a human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus. This bacterium infects people and causes life-threatening disease. We have isolated strains of the bacteria from the Ala Wai Canal, here in Honolulu, and are working to characterize them. We will fully train undergraduate students, however a background in microbiology, biological sciences or environmental science would be helpful. Work would include laboratory experiments, with the possibly of a field component.

If interested please contact:

Olivia D. Nigro, PhD – onigro@hawaii.edu
Department of Oceanography
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1950 East-West Road, C-MORE Hale

Attend the 2013 ABRCMS held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, from Wednesday, November 13, to Saturday, November 16. This acclaimed conference provides an opportunity for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to present their research through poster and oral presentations and expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions, as well as networking opportunities. Students also learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships by participating in the ABRCMS exhibits program.

APPLY – Poster/Oral Presentation & Travel Awards – http://www.abrcms.org/page05a.html

· May 30 – Abstract & ABRCMS Student Travel Award Submission Site OPENS

· September 6 – Abstract & ABRCMS Student Travel Award Submission Deadline

· September 27 – Judges’ Travel Subsidy Application Deadline

· September 27 – FASEB MARC Travel Award Application Deadline

REGISTER – Hotel and Conference Registration – http://www.abrcms.org/page03a.html

· June 10 – Conference and Hotel Registration OPENS

· October 21 – Discount Registration Deadline; fees increase by $100 after October 21

Hotel space is limited; reserve your room(s) early

VOLUNTEER – Call for Abstract Reviewers & Judges – http://www.abrcms.org/reviewers_judges.asp

Active researchers are needed to serve as abstract reviewers and judges at the 2013 ABRCMS. Doctoral-level graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, faculty members and program directors are eligible to volunteer.

Online Abstract Reviewing, September 11 – 15
On-site Judging, November 14 – 16

EXPLORE – Interactive Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

View the exhibit hall, contact confirmed exhibitors and plan your booth visits before arriving in Nashville. Over 250 exhibitors have already been confirmed; explore the interactive floor plan today!

For complete details, please visit the ABRCMS website: http://www.abrcms.org/

Talk Story with DLNR

DLNR invites fishermen to an informal “talk story” session with DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of every month in the DLNR Boardroom on the first floor at 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu.

The next meeting is Thursday, May 30. For this upcoming meeting, Dr. Jeff Drazen, UH Manoa Oceanography will be presenting his teams monitoring results of the Bottomfish Restricte…d Fishing Areas (BRFAs). This research is being conducted under contract by the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) to provide resource managers with scientific data on the management areas.

DLNR is hosting locations on the neighbor islands to provide an opportunity to view the presentation and participate in a question and answer “talk story” session to follow the half hour presentation.

Remote locations to participate in the meeting on May 30 at 6 pm are:
Maui – Kihei Sanctuary Office at 726 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753.
Kona – Honokohau SBH/District Offices at 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

For more details on these meetings e-mail DLNRFishing@hawaii.gov