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Small Scale Circulation and Sargassum Landings – PhD 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 engage in research linking sub-mesoscale circulation features to incidence of Sargassum accumulations for the Virgin Islands. Candidates with remote sensing and/or hydrodynamic modeling experience are especially welcome. While not a requirement, previous training using drones for ecological work will be considered a strong asset. The candidate will be based at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore and will interact with investigators at both the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and Dr. Roy Armstrong’s group at the University of Puerto Rico. This is a NASA-funded full time position.

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

Ph.D. positions: The degrees will be granted through Morgan State University’s Bioenvironmental Sciences (PhD) Program. Information about this interdisciplinary program, organization, and requirements is found here: https://catalog.morgan.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=13&poid=2586&returnto=830

Students interested must apply through Morgan State’s School of Graduate Studies. The link is here: https://morgan.elluciancrmrecruit.com/ApplyGRAD/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=ApplyGRAD

Morgan State University – Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University – is an HBCU institution with an R2 Carnegie classification that offers more than 140 academic programs. In this exciting time, Morgan State is embarking on a strategic plan to grow its research capacity and attain R1 status. More information about the university and its programs can be found here: https://www.morgan.edu/

  • Job Type: PhD
  • Organization: Lab of Edwin Cruz-Rivera at 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 and application on the Morgan State University website
  • Location: Baltimore, MD

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
+14438852373
edwin.cruz-rivera@morgan.edu
nahar.16@osu.edu

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