Opportunities

Funded Graduate Position

The Thompson lab is currently recruiting a graduate student (MS or PhD) to contribute to an integrated education and research program about climate change and resilience in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The successful applicant will leverage coral samples and state-of-the-art climate models to study changes in El Nino, sea level rise, westerly winds, and typhoons in the Marshall Islands. This project will also build on existing partnerships with the Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority (MIMRA), Biosphere 2 (B2), and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) to develop cross-cultural K-16 education program to train next generation of solution scientists and inspire solutions for an improved future.

Preferred qualifications: diving experience (including in scientific settings), with rescue dive certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of the position start date.

Please reach out to thompsod@email.arizona if you are interested in applying for this position. Include in your email your CV/resume and information about your research interests.

Applications are due by 4:59 PM MST, January 8, 2021.

More information at: https://www.geo.arizona.edu/prospective-graduate-students


Manager, Life support and water quality (Biosphere 2)

Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona is in search of a Life Support Systems & Water Quality Manager. This position shall assist the Deputy Director in supervising the daily operation & maintenance of all aquatic animal Life Support Systems (LSS) & Water Quality (WQ) equipment, as well as oversee animal husbandry requirements for the Experimental B2 Ocean biome. This position will have shared responsibilities for providing daily direction in monitoring all phases of aquarium exhibit water treatment processing operations as well as equipment condition & recommending necessary changes or repairs as needed. This position is responsible for maintenance, monitoring, operation & troubleshooting of life support & water quality systems within the experimental B2 Ocean biome. The facility serves as a laboratory for controlled scientific studies, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a far-reaching provider of public education. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe; to catalyze interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about Earth and its future; to be an adaptive tool for Earth education and outreach to industry, government, and the public; and to distill issues related to Earth systems planning and management for use by policymakers, students and the public.

More information about this position can be found at: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2621?c=arizona



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