PhD Student Position in Deep-Sea Coral and Seamount Ecology – DL 31 May 19

Seeking a highly motivated student for a PhD position studying deep-sea corals of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the Emperor Seamount Chain, in the lab of Amy Baco-Taylor in the Oceanography program in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Florida State University.  Student will work on NSF-funded project focused around determining the distribution of deep-sea reef-forming scleractinians, building on Baco et al (2017), with flexibility to include aspects of genetics, genomics, or habitat suitability modeling.  Position includes opportunities to participate in research cruises with the use of ROVs and full funding for up to 5 years.
Preference given to candidates with an MS and strong background in invertebrate zoology.  Experience at sea and with GIS, R, Primer, identifying deep-sea corals, molecular lab methods, and/or bioinformatics a strong plus.
Position must begin Aug 2019, deadline for application consideration is May 31.  Please apply at
Amy Baco-Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Florida State University


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