An MS student position is available in the Pollack Lab at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (https://www.harteresearchinstitute.org/research/coastal-conservation-restoration), to evaluate ecological structure and function of restored oyster reefs, starting in fall 2021. The student will join a hard-working team that is a focused on conservation and restoration of estuarine organisms and habitats. The project will be based in Texas and will include field collection, laboratory processing, and statistical analysis to address specific questions related to restoration ecology as part of an MS degree in Marine Biology (http://marinebiology.tamucc.edu) or Coastal and Marine System Science (http://cmss.tamucc.edu) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The project will also involve an outreach component involving the local community.
Ideal applicants will have a strong background in ecology, marine biology, or related field, as well as excellent communication skills, motivation for conducting intensive field and laboratory research, and interest in conducting educational outreach with students and the public. The position includes stipend, tuition, and benefits.
Interested applicants are encouraged to email Jennifer Pollack ahead of the application deadline with a copy of their CV (including GPA and GRE scores), a brief statement (<500 words) describing their interests and fit for this opportunity, and contact information for 3 references.
Complete applications are due April 1, 2021. Details may be found here: