Graduate Research Opportunities

We encourage prospective students to contact faculty who have research areas of interest. When contacting them, please state your research interests and include your CV and an unofficial transcript.

Some faculty include information about possible research projects on their web pages, and a few specific projects are listed here:

Arctic coastal ocean research

Dr. Samuel Laney (WHOI Biology Department) is seeking a doctoral student with interests in carbon cycle dynamics in the Arctic, specifically how terrestrial organic matter is transferred into the Arctic Ocean via river systems in northern Alaska. Applications for this doctoral position would likely be made through JPBO or JPAOSE, depending on the student's background, specific research interests, and fit to this NASA-funded research project. Possible lines of doctoral study within this project include:

  • Optical assessment of organic matter in seawater and its relationship to coastal ocean chemistry and biology
  • Instrumentation and engineering systems for long-term environmental assessment in the coastal Arctic Ocean
  • Biological oceanography of lower trophic levels in the coastal Arctic Ocean

» View more information on this opportunity and research in the Laney lab