Summer researcher: I am currently accepting applicants for a summer research position from undergraduate students in the middle of their degree, as well as those graduating this semester.
Check out the job ad!
We also have a video version of the ad!
Bucklin Scholars Program: The UConn Department of Marine Sciences is currently accepting applicants for the Ann Bucklin Scholars Program. This award is for recent PhDs (and PhD students close to graduation) who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in Marine Sciences. The Bucklin Scholars program is similar to a postdoc program, in that applicants must identify a faculty mentor during the application process. However, the job title will be Assistant Research Professor, which allows the scholar to apply for grants as principal investigator during their position. Scholars will have the opportunity to teach up to one class per year depending on their interests and available funding through their faculty mentor. I am happy to sponsor applicants to this program; please email me if you are interested.
The graduate student application deadline for fall 2022 admission has now closed. Please check back in fall 2022 to see if future opportunities for fall 2023 admission are available.
Students who are interested in a posted opportunity for graduate studies with my group 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
I will respond to applicants who may be a good fit for the research group and available opportunities to set up a video call.
More information on the graduate program and application procedure can be found on the UConn Department of Marine Sciences website.
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)
Prof. Casey Fiesler’s YouTube channel (lots of videos with advice for prospective and current graduate students)
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)
The very happy biogeochemistry sampling team after successfully sampling the Baffin Bay Bottom Water on the CCGS Amundsen in 2019!
I encourage postdoctoral researchers who plan to apply for 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:
Ann Bucklin Scholars Program (for individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in marine sciences)
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)
UConn Department of Marine Sciences
The UConn Department of Marine Sciences is located on the Avery Point campus in Groton, adjacent to Long Island Sound. The department’s graduate and undergraduate programs offer the intimacy and support of a small campus, coupled with the resources of a large, research-intensive public university.
Check out the video below to learn more about our department!