Opportunity: Students Pursuing a M.S. Degree, Environmental Chemistry, UMCES

We invite applications from talented and highly motivated students interested in pursuing a M.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.

 As part of the ECOGIG (Ecosystem impacts of oil and gas inputs to the Gulf) consortium, the successful applicant will participate in a collaborative project to study the long term impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on deep-water sedimentary microbial communities.  The student will conduct both field and laboratory research.  Applicants are expected to hold a B.S. in Chemistry, or related field, and start in the fall of 2012.  The prospective students must be admitted to the University of Maryland Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES) program and will conduct research at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Laura Lapham.

For more information, please send an email with “student opportunity” in the subject line to Laura Lapham (lapham@umces.edu) and include a short statement of interest, a CV, list of courses taken, and contact information for 3 references. 

The deadline for the MEES program applications is February 1, 2012.