Two PhD Research Assistantships- Starting SPRING 2020

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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The Roberts Lab at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the Nelson lab at the University of Louisiana Lafayette are seeking two highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individuals to study the relationship of human disturbance to ecosystem services in offshore sand shoal habitats in coastal Louisiana. The Nelson and Roberts labs conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ecosystems to understand how marine organisms respond to changing environmental conditions. We use a variety of techniques in our work including field surveys, experimental approaches, stable isotope analysis, biogeochemical analysis, mathematical modeling, and remote sensing. One candidate will work primarily with Dr. Nelson on the faunal response of shoal organisms to dredging, the other candidate will work primarily with Dr. Roberts on the response of sediment biogeochemistry and primary production to dredging. Additional information about the project can be found below.

Interested candidates should email a C.V. and brief statement of interest with the subject “Shoal Project PhD” to and broberts@lumcon.edu.