Job: M.S. Graduate Assistantship

Title M.S. Graduate Assistantship
Agency, Location DE State Univ, LMRCSC, NMFS/NOAA
Categories Student
Job # 10532
Salary $19,500/year stipend plus tuition.
End Date Until filled.

An impact of excess oceanic CO2 is the alteration of seawater carbonate chemistry and thus ocean acidification. The atmospheric CO2 concentration is predicted to reach nearly 1000 ppm by the year 2100. As a result, oceanic pH levels are expected to drop nearly 0.4 units. A student is needed to study the corrosive effects of ocean acidification on shellfish and finfish. The student will investigate any of the following: larval fish otolith growth, larval and juvenile fish behavior, and oyster shell growth under controlled lab environments and in student-designed mesocosm structures. The mesocosms will be constructed in an outdoor aquaculture pond. Minority students encouraged to apply.


Bachelors of Science in biology, chemistry, fisheries or related field; Minimum GPA 3.0. GREs. U.S. Citizenship.


Submit letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Stacy Smith
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 857-7668