UAF seeks MS student for OA research assistantship

May 15, 2019 | News

Seeking MS student for ocean acidification research assistantship at UAF

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Research Assistantship (MS in Marine Biology) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

One MS student is sought to study the physiological impacts of future ocean change multi-stressors (OA, increased temperature, reduced salinity) on key marine invertebrates in coastal Alaska. Taking an integrative approach, this project includes biochemical, microscopy and carbonate chemistry analyses with the opportunities for seasonal fieldwork. This position is funded through the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Program Coastal Margins research group.


The Kelley lab is seeking a self-motivated, independent, and creative thinker that is excited about pursuing a graduate degree in the study of marine biology in Alaska. Preferably (but not a prerequisite) the successful candidate has experience with the following: Microsoft Office suite, R or Matlab, molecular biology laboratory skills, as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical oceanography as it relates to ocean acidification. Minimum Qualifications: a BS degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Oceanography or a related field. The position starts Fall (Aug) 2019, with the potential to delay until Spring 2020.

Stipend and tuition and fees

This position includes full support in the form of a graduate assistantship, tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance for a minimum of two years.

Application instructions

Please send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter, a statement of your interest in this graduate position, qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are O.K.) and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Amanda Kelley (email: Please put “MS EPSCoR application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a candidate has been identified and accepted into the graduate program at UAF.

Dr. Amanda Kelley, Assistant Professor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks

(907) 474-2474

Kelley Lab webpage:

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

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