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Effects of Golden Tides on Coastal Species Diversity – MS Position, Morgan State University

As part of a comprehensive study of the ecology and effects of Sargassum accumulations in the US Virgin Islands, two Ph.D. positions and one M.S. position, are immediately available in the lab of Edwin Cruz-Rivera at Morgan State University and the University of the Virgin Islands. These students will join an active group of researchers and fellow students conducting multidisciplinary research on the emerging environmental problems posed by Sargassum golden tides. Candidates from underrepresented groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate will study the influence of Sargassum biomass on coastal biota of the Virgin Islands. Good microscopy skills (or willingness to develop them) and an interest in invertebrate communities are a must. We are seeking a highly motivated and committed student who likes field work. This NSF-funded position will be stationed at the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). The selected candidate will work closely with Prof. Paul Jobsis (UVI), Dr. D. Christopher Rogers (Kansas Biological Survey), and two M.S. students already developing projects at UVI.

For all positions: Please send a CV or résumé, three recommendation letters, pertinent unofficial transcripts, and a statement (1-2 pages) highlighting which position you are interested in, relevant experience and skills, and how the position will further your future career goals. Send these materials as a single PDF to:

Edwin Cruz-Rivera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Bioenvironmental Science Program
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Email: edwin.cruz-rivera@morgan.edu
Tel: (443) 885-2373

M.S. position: Please visit the admissions tab of the UVI Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) program website, https://www.uvi.edu/academics/science-math/departments/bio-sciences/marine-envir-science/masters-marine-envir/entry-requirements.html, and submit the application requirements that include two applications, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please contact MMES Program Coordinator at sophia.mckenzie@uvi.edu with any questions about the application process.

  • Job Type: MS
  • Organization: Morgan State University and the University of the Virgin Islands
  • Qualifications: See above.
  • How to apply: Email Dr. Cruz-Rivera the necessary information described in the description section and submit the necessary applications on the UVI website (linked in the description)
  • Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Contact Information

Edwin Cruz-Rivera
Morgan State University
Department of Biology and Bioenvironmental Science Program Morgan State University 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251
(443) 885-2373
edwin.cruz-rivera@morgan.edu
nahar.16@osu.edu

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