Open Position

Graduate Position available in Summer or Fall of 2018

The Burge lab at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), University of Maryland Baltimore County is currently accepting applications for a graduate student (MS preferred) to participate in a collaborative project with the Friedman Lab (University of Washington) and Harvell lab (Cornell University). We seek a dynamic student who can work independently and as a member of a team, is interested in conducting empirical studies related to the intersection of ocean environmental change, marine disease and the potential for mitigation of these two important stressors (disease and ocean change). The project focuses on the potential benefits of co-culture of oysters and eelgrass under changing ocean conditions (temperature and ocean acidification), specifically the reduction of pathogen loads. The scope of this work primarily includes tank-based laboratory studies and molecular diagnostic work but may also include participation in field based experimental studies. Laboratory and field trials will be based out of the University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington. Interested candidates should e-mail Dr. Colleen Burge (colleenb@umbc.edu) with a brief description of their qualifications and interest in our lab’s research, as well as their CV and GRE scores. Information on the University of Maryland System, Marine and Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program is available; most applicants entering IMET come through the Environmental Molecular Science & Technology foundation. The application deadline for the MEES program is January 13, 2018.