Job Opening

Multiple M.S. opportunities in Geology and Geophysics

Western Washington University

Posted: 12/07/2020

Open Until: 02/13/2021

The Geology Department at Western Washington University, in Bellingham Washington, is soliciting applications for multiple opportunities for funded Masters Degree graduate research positions. These opportunities span diverse disciplines including stable isotope geochemistry, Quaternary paleoclimates, geophysical imaging of plate boundaries, and fault mechanics.

The Geology Department at Western has a diverse and welcoming faculty with opportunities for doing world class geoscience research, field work and for gaining teaching experience. WWU has a long track record of preparing graduate students to be competitive for jobs with federal and state agencies in geoscience, private sector careers, as well as going on to PhD programs. Further information on our program can be found here: [url=https://geology.wwu.edu/prospective-graduate-students]https://geology.wwu.edu/prospective-graduate-students[/url]. Applications are due January 15, 2021 to start Fall 2021.

Several specific projects and associated contacts are listed below - please get in touch for more details.

Marine Geophysics - Transpressional tectonics of Southeast Alaska, subduction zone megathrust behavior, and fault zone structure at Oceanic Transform Faults.
Dr. Emily Roland has several RAs to focus on NSF-funded research on a diverse set of solid-earth geophysics problems, broadly related to faulting and fault mechanics. Opportunities associated with these projects exist for sea-going field work, including collecting and processing marine seismic data and remotely-sensed seafloor data from AUVs. For more information Contact: emily.roland@wwu.edu
And see Opportunities: [url=https://wp.wwu.edu/rolandlab/]https://wp.wwu.edu/rolandlab/[/url]

Quaternary Paleoclimate – Late-Pleistocene and Holocene Climate Change in the Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park, Australia
Dr. Doug Clark has an NSF-funded RA position to collect and analyze a suite of high-resolution lake sediment cores from tarns in the highest parts of the Snowy Mountains. Students working on this project will collaborate with international colleagues from Australia and New Zealand, help collect lake sediment cores in the Snowy Mountains (helicopter supported), sample moraines for exposure dating, and visit LacCore at U. Minnesota for core analyses. For details, contact doug.clark@wwu.edu

Geochemistry and Paleoclimate – Megafloods, landscape evolution, biomarkers, stable isotopes, Pacific Northwest paleoclimate.
Study how Pleistocene Megafloods and the retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet altered the landscape surrounding the Columbia River and interacted with the global climate system. Masters’ students working on this project will conduct stable isotope analyses on biomarkers from marine sediment cores off the continental margin of Oregon and Washington. Potential opportunities for participation in research cruises and collaboration with scientists at Oregon State University exist. For details contact Dr. Camilo Ponton (pontonc@wwu.edu).

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