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Graduate Student Opportunities in Oceanography at University of Victoria

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From: Roberta Hamme <rhamme@uvic.ca>
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Subject: [ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate Student Opportunities in Oceanography at University of Victoria
To: es_jobs_net@web3.acd.ucar.edu

Graduate Student Opportunities in Oceanography at University of Victoria

I am seeking motivated MSc and PhD students to join my chemical oceanography group at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC, Canada).  We use high precision measurements of dissolved gases to study the ocean carbon cycle.  How ocean carbon is changing is a defining issue in our field today, because of its implications for future climate change and ocean ecosystems.  We study this question by making measurements of oxygen and its isotopes to quantify ocean productivity and of inert gases like neon and argon to understand the physical processes that affect carbon.

Possible scientific research directions include:
–       collecting / interpreting / modelling a continuous record of the oxygen cycle in the Labrador Sea, one of the few places where the surface ocean and atmosphere communicate directly with the deep ocean
–       quantifying the biological pump of carbon from the surface ocean and intercomparison of productivity methods in the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans
–       using noble gas measurements to understand the impact of water mass formation on deep ocean carbon and other gases
–       quantifying the removal of ocean nutrients by denitrification through N2 measurements
Any of the projects in my lab would require a student to periodically go to sea to collect dissolved gas samples and then analyze the samples in my laboratory using cryogenic gas processing techniques and a mass spectrometer.  See my research projects page for more information: http://web.uvic.ca/~rhamme/research.html

While I would expect to train any student in the necessary procedures, it is important that the student possess a strong attention to detail and good analytical chemistry skills.  Prospective students should be bright and self-motivated with good communication skills, a natural curiosity about science, and some patience for lab work.

If interested, please contact Dr. Roberta Hamme at rhamme@uvic.ca  Applications are due at University of Victoria by 15 February for full consideration.


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Five funded PhD student positions in UC Merced

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From: Asmeret Asefaw Berhe <aaberhe@ucmerced.edu>
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Subject: [ES_JOBS_NET] Five funded PhD student positions in UC Merced
To: “ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU” <ECOLOG-L@listserv.umd.edu>, “es_jobs_net@mailman.ucar.edu” <es_jobs_net@mailman.ucar.edu>

Attached are two announcements for Ph.D. student positions (see details below) for work in:
(a) a project investigating the effect of fire on soil structure and organic matter dynamics, and
b) four Ph.D. student positions in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone observatory project in projects spanning hydrology, microbiology, biogeochemistry and geochemistry.

Please help us spread the word to your network.
Students with a MSc in Soil Science, Hydrology, Geology, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.


Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced

Office phone: (209) 228-4712
Cell: (510) 967-7196
Fax: (209) 724-4459
E-mail: AABerhe@UCMerced.edu
Web: http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/aaberhe

PhD Assistantship in Environmental Systems at the University of California, Merced

One PhD assistantships is available for Fall 2014 in the Environmental Systems Graduate Group at University of California, Merced for work in a National Science Foundation funded project investigating the role of low-intensity fires on soil aggregation and effect of organic matter in aggregate stability during low-intensity fires.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a brief statement of interest and their curriculum vitae to Professors Teamrat A. Ghezzehei (TAGhezzehei@ucmerced.edu) or Asmeret Asefaw Berhe (AABerhe@ucmerced.edu). More information on work in the Ghezzehei and Berhe labs at UC Merced can be found at our websites http://soilphysics.ucmerced.edu or http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/aaberhe .

The application deadline for fall semester enrollment is January 15th, 2013. For early consideration for admission and financial support to the PhD program, apply by December 15. Please visit the Graduate Division application page (http://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/prospective-students/how-apply) to submit application materials.

Graduate Assistantships in Critical Zone Science at UC Merced

Up to four research assistantships are available for Fall 2014 for work in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (SSCZO). See http://criticalzone.org/sierra/ for background on the SSCZO. Available positions will cover research interest in the areas of mountain hydrology, ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, soil microbiology and organic matter processes, and geochemistry. Preference given to applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D.

Applicants are encouraged to communicate with SSCZO faculty, including Professors Roger Bales (rbales@ucmerced.edu), Martha Conklin (mconklin@ucmerced.edu), Stephen C. Hart (shart4@ucmerced.edu), Asmeret Asefaw Berhe (aaberhe@ucmerced.edu), or Marilyn Fogel (mfogel@ucmerced.edu).

Graduate students at UC Merced join an interdisciplinary graduate group. SSCZO faculty are members of the Environmental Systems (ES) graduate group (https://es.ucmerced.edu/), and some are also members of the Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate group (http://qsb.ucmerced.edu/).

Please see http://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/academic-studies for more information about graduate programs at UC Merced.

The Environmental Systems graduate program trains students to tackle the most challenging problems facing our planet – water, soil, climate, energy and resources. Through understanding the Earth as an integrated system of atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere that intersects human society, ES students are uniquely poised to address critical research needs of the environment and its sustainability. Graduates are prepared for careers in academia, research, government, and industry that integrate expertise from across engineering, natural sciences and social sciences.

The application deadline for Fall semester 2014 enrollment is January 15th, 2014. For early consideration for admission and financial support to the Ph.D. program, apply by December 15th, 2013. Please visit the Graduate Division application page (http://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu/prospective-students/how-apply) to submit application materials.

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2014 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due April 1, 2014

Greetings All,

Please see the opportunity below to participate in the NASA Planetary Science Summer School!  If you have any interest in space missions, then this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the NASA mission design process.  For those of you who work with remote sensing satellites data, this would also be an excellent experience as the JPL Team X works with outside agencies to develop concept mission designs as well.
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me as I am an alumnae of the course.


Kennda Lynch
PhD Candidate

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street Golden, CO 80401

URL: http://inside.mines.edu/~klynch


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From: “Lowes, Leslie L (1853)” <leslie.l.lowes@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject: 2014 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due April 1, 2014
Date: January 2, 2014 9:44:13 AM MST
To: “Lowes, Leslie L (1853)” <leslie.l.lowes@jpl.nasa.gov>


Dear alumnus of NASA’s Planetary Science Summer School,
We are offering the 26th annual Planetary Science Summer School experience at JPL, and would appreciate your help in getting the word out to colleagues and associates to help us gather a qualified pool of candidates.
Please send the message below to your contacts who may have an interest or who can suggest other qualified candidates to apply.
Best wishes for a healthy and productive 2014!
Leslie Lowes
Implementation Lead, NASA Planetary Science Summer School
MS 111-127
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, Ca. 91109
2014 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Open

NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students for its 26th Annual Planetary Science Summer School, which will be held in three separate sessions in summer 2014 (June 16-20,  July 14-18, and August 11-15) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

During the program and pre-session webinars, student teams will carry out the equivalent of an early mission concept study, prepare a proposal authorization review presentation, present it to a review board, and receive feedback.  By the end of the session, students will have a clearer understanding of the life cycle of a space mission; relationships between mission design, cost, and schedule; and the tradeoffs necessary to stay within cost and schedule while preserving the quality of science.   The 2014 sessions will address planetary exploration missions needing power system trade-offs, including the use of solar electric vs. Multi-mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (MMRTG). The session in  August will have a targeted focus on spacecraft power systems.
Applications are due April 1, 2014. Partial financial support is available for a limited number of individuals. Further information is available at  http://pscischool.jpl.nasa.gov.

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Faculty Position: Geophysicist USGS; Geoscience U of Conn

Date: January 2, 2014 12:12:51 PM EST
Subject: [GeoPRISMS] Job postings: Faculty Positions


1) Research Geophysicist in Experimental Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Source Physics – USGS

2) Geoscience Director – University of Connecticut






1) Research Geophysicist in Experimental Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Source Physics

Job description: Conduct fundamental research related to laboratory and theoretical studies in rock mechanics aimed at developing a full understanding of failure processes under a broad range of conditions expected at seismogenic depths, and to interpret how these failure processes relate to earthquake nucleation, pore fluid/rock interaction, slip, velocity, attenuation, and other geophysical parameters.

This research is aimed at the development, testing and advancement of fundamental concepts in fault behavior and earthquake occurrence. Specifically, the incumbent will conduct and analyze laboratory experiments, including but not limited to the mechanisms of dynamic rupture nucleation propagation and arrest. These data will be used to generate theoretical models for time-dependent fault strength and failure, mechanical instability, earthquake source properties, energy partitioning and the recovery of fault strength between earthquakes. Seismological and geophysical data will be analyzed to develop constraints on fault zone mechanical properties and for consistency with the lab observations and theoretical predictions. The duties to be performed include:

Plans, conducts and analyzes laboratory experiments on faulting, rock friction, rock physics, and rock deformation. These experiments will be performed, when possible, at temperatures, applied stresses and water pressures consistent with crustal conditions. The experiments are generally technically very difficult and often require development of new and innovative experimental apparatus.  Unique problems in computer control and data acquisition are encountered which require new adaptations of techniques. Tasks associated with conducting and analyzing these experiments may include: a) obtaining and preparing samples, b) developing and installing high speed instrumentation such as ultrasonic wave sensors and c) recording and analyzing the data from experiments.

Applies laboratory results of acoustic waveforms and related data recorded during deformation experiments to determine the evolution of dynamic rupture nucleation as well as dynamic rupture mechanics properties such as stress drop, rupture propagation and particle velocity, fault slip, heat production and dynamic friction. In addition, incumbent will extend or modify existing rupture dynamics models and develop new models of deformation that can be used in fault models.

Plans and conducts laboratory experiments and theoretical studies based on laboratory observations related to triggered seismicity and earthquake source processes such as fracture energy and earthquake stress drop. Tasks may include a) developing empirical or theoretical models of nucleation and failure and b) understanding constraints on fault strength during dynamic slip.

Details: Research Geophysicist GS-13

Permanent – Full-Time

U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center


Duty Station: Menlo Park, California

Applicant must be US citizen

Application deadline: January 8, 2014

To apply, visit the web site:


Questions? contact

Lisa James

Human Resources Specialist

U.S. Geological Survey

Pacific Human Resources Office

Modoc Hall, Suite 2001

3020 State University Dr., East

Sacramento, CA  95819

TEL:  (916) 278-9405

FAX:  (916) 278-9406


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ob Vacancy – Physical Oceanographer at LOCEAN (Paris)

Dear all,
I would be very grateful if you could advertise this position within your institute or to any potential interested candidate.
Thank you,
Best regards,
JB Sallée


The CNRS is inviting applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position to undertake high-resolution model analysis to investigate dynamical processes in the Southern Ocean.

The post is attached to the Exciting project, which aims at mapping and unveiling the dynamics of the tri-dimensional structure of the meridional overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean. The successful applicant will investigate the dynamics associated to cross-frontal exchange and mixing in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current using a state-of-the art high-resolution ocean model (NEMO framework). Cross-frontal exchange and dynamics in the model will be investigated using Lagrangian particles diagnosis. The study will build on observation-based analysis demonstrating that cross-front transport in the ACC is highly asymmetric. Cross-front exchanges at ocean surface is localized in the lee of bathymetric features with more than 75% of crossing events occurring in regions corresponding to only 20% of the ACC’s zonal extent. The goal of this study will be to investigate the vertical structure of this exchange and its time-variability. In addition, strong emphasis will be given to the jet/topography interactions and the dynamics associated to it (e.g. vertical propagation of momentum flux, form drag, stratification, vertical velocities). Strong connexions between this model-based analysis and observation-based analysis will be made. We particularly seek a researcher with an interest in and talent in ocean model analysis and ability in running numerical simulations to develop deeper dynamical understanding of ocean circulation and climate. The researcher will join a team of scientists at LOCEAN-IPSL in Paris and will strongly collaborate with project partners at the National Oceanography Centre (Jan Zika in Southampton, UK) and LPO (Bruno Blanke in Brest, France).

More information can be found here (http://www.oceanographypage.com/#!about2/cpt1).

Informal requests for further information may be addressed to Jean-Baptiste Sallée (jbsallee@gmail.com).

JB Sallee
Research Scientist (CNRS, LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris)

BAS Fellow (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK)
Research Fellow (University of Cambridge, UK)

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

Subject: [smd] NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program
Date: November 1, 2013 8:57:13 AM MDT


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program
NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.  The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals.  Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.
The deadline for NEW applications is February 3, 2014, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 17, 2014.
The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 14 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ – click on “Solicitations” then click on “Open Solicitations” then select the “NESSF 14” announcement.  Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page.
All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system.  The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal.  To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register.  Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page listed above.  You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.
For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.govor Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail:hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

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INFO: Water Quality Outreach Specialist: Seagrant Illinois

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Subject: INFO: Water Quality Outreach Specialist: Seagrant Illinois
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:40:53 -0500
From: Eileen Alicea – NOAA Affiliate <eileen.alicea@noaa.gov>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

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I am sending this position announcement (https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/604 ) to you in hopes you may know a bright student, fellow, or  intern looking for an outreach position with a Sea Grant program.


We are looking for a Ph.D or MS. with experience that has worked on:  hypoxia, nutrient management, point source nutrient reduction, ag. best management practices, or urban nonpoint source nutrient reduction issues.  The Water Quality Outreach Specialist will be leading the:  user needs assessments,  user interface development, outreach program development and client engagement associated with our Great Lakes to Gulf data-to-knowledge initiative.


I would appreciate it if you passed this along to folks you thought were qualified for such a position in addition to posting it where you feel is appropriate.


I really appreciate your help and hope this specialist will help change land use and policies impacting gulf hypoxia.


Thanks for your assistance.




Brian K. Miller, Ph.D.

Director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program

Director, Illinois Water Resources Center

1101 West Peabody Drive, MC 635

376 National Soybean Research Center

Urbana, Il  61801

(217) 244-9329  fax (217) 333-8046