We have support available for students wishing to pursue MS or PhD degrees starting in August of 2018 or January of 2019 in the Biogeochemistry Lab (http://mortazavilab.ua.edu/). The successful applicants will work on collaborative projects to examine spatial and temporal patterns in nitrogen cycling, the role of benthic fauna on nitrogen cycling, or controls on trace gas fluxes in marshes. Alabama is an ecologically remarkable state, a hotspot of aquatic biodiversity and home to the Mobile-Tensaw Delta ("America's Amazon") and Mobile Bay is the fourth largest estuary in the United States providing extensive opportunities for biogeochemical research. Tuscaloosa is a thriving college town, centrally located to major southern cities, state and national parks, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Applicants should have a BS in chemistry, biology, marine science, or a related field, and background and interest in biogeochemistry. Depending on availability and qualifications, students are eligible for assistantships covering a tuition waiver, an annual stipend, and travel funds to attend conferences. For additional information visit the Biogeochemistry Lab website and contact Dr. Behzad Mortazavi at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application information and forms are available at https://bsc.ua.edu/degree-programs/graduate-program-overview/how-to-apply/