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Graduate Students

I am recruiting a graduate student for fall 2022 admission! Please check out the graduate student advertisement for more information.

Graduate Student Advertisement – opportunities in dissolved gas biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography

Interested students should email me with the subject line “Prospective graduate student” and include:
-a cover letter describing their research interests and how they relate to the proposed projects or other topics within the scope of the lab’s research, as well as their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at the UConn Department of Marine Sciences
-a CV or resume outlining their academic and work experience
-unofficial transcripts (or a list of courses completed and in progress, as well as grades)

I will respond to applicants who may be a good fit for the research group to set up a video call.

The application deadline is January 10, 2022. More information on the graduate program and application procedure can be found on the UConn Marine Sciences website. There will be a pre-application information session on December 3.

For more perspectives and advice on applying to graduate school, check out:
So, you want to go to graduate school? Nail the inquiry email (Gill, 2013)
Ten simple rules for choosing a PhD advisor (Jabre et al., 2021)
Thoughts on applying to graduate school (for prospective students and their mentors) (Duffy, 2013)
PhD advisor questions (Kuznetsov et al., 2019)

This is a photo of the biogeochemistry sampling team after successfully sampling the Baffin Bay Bottom Water on the CCGS Amundsen in 2019! 

Undergraduate Students

Cara during her first undergraduate research experience!

Paid research opportunities are available for undergraduate students who are interested in biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, and mobile instrumentation. Students will typically begin research full time in the summer months and have the option to continue part-time research while taking classes during the academic year.

Undergraduate students should email me with the subject line “Prospective undergraduate researcher” and include:
-a cover letter describing your interests and reasons for wanting to join the group
-a CV or resume outlining your academic and work experience and including contact info for professional references
-unofficial transcripts (or a list of courses completed and in progress, as well as grades)

I will respond to applicants who may be a good fit for the group to set up a meeting.

Postdoctoral Researchers

I encourage postdoctoral researchers who plan to apply for external fellowships to contact me to discuss potential projects.

They should email me with the subject line “Prospective postdoctoral researcher” and include:
-a cover letter describing their research interests in relation to the group’s research
-a CV containing contact information for three references
-a technical writing sample (e.g., published article, preprint, or draft manuscript)

I will respond to applicants who may be a good fit for the group to set up a video call.

Potential funding sources include:
NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents)
NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents)
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who completed their PhD in Canada)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who completed their PhD in Canada)