One TA position is available in Dr. Gary LaFleur's (email@example.com) lab at Nicholls State University on a grant funded by BOEM to create a searchable database on coastal communities. The student will be trained in coding coastal research literature to help create the database as the first objective. The student will propose a specific analytical question to resolve using the power of the archived database. Objectives might range from comparing biological effects of the BP oil spill across St Bernard, Plaquemine, Jefferson and Lafourche Parishes, to comparing sociological effects on the same parishes. This project may represent the sociological side of environmental biology which the Center for Bayou Studies, The Coastal Center, and BOEM all have a vested interest in supporting. Applicants should have a willingness to work on team projects, willingness to present research results at local and national meetings, and willingness to participate in service learning opportunities.
Admission requirements include:
• A graduate faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences agree to serve as major professor (mentor agreement form in the departmental application packet)
• B.S. degree in science curriculum
• Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
• Combined GRE (verbal + quantitative) of 300
Application procedure includes an online application and fee (http://www.nicholls.edu/apply/), and cover letter, CV, official GRE scores and academic transcripts, and departmental application package (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/master-of-science-degree-program/) including three letters of recommendation (forms included in departmental application).
Deadline for applying is November 1, 2021. Applicants should contact DR. GARY LAFLEUR about the research position. After contacting Dr. LaFleur (firstname.lastname@example.org), application materials and questions regarding the program should be sent (email is preferred) to Dr. Chris Bonvillain, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 2021, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA 70310, 985-449-7116, email@example.com. See Research Labs (https://www.nicholls.edu/biology/) for more information on faculty research interests. Research projects associated with the positions are listed below: