Student Opportunity

Graduate Student Positions in Hydrologic Modeling, UC Riverside

The Catchment Hydrology and Spatial Analysis lab at the University of California Riverside (UCR) led by Dr. Hoori Ajami (, invites applications from prospective PhD students interested in pursuing research in Catchment scale hydrologic modeling in the Department of Environmental Sciences (

Blog about CZ science!

Want to spread the word about your CZO research or scientific interests to a general audience? Please consider contributing a guest blog entry to the CZO blog Adventures in the Critical Zone. Blog entries are 800-1,200 words and should be written for a general audience. The CZO National Office will assist you with illustrations/photos. Your entry will be featured on 


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geoscience Department is seeking applicants for its MS and PhD programs for Fall of 2017.  Applications are due February 1, 2017.  More information can be found here about the department:  and the admissions process:

2 PhD opportunities with the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network in Canada

The Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET) is an NSERC-funded industrial stream Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program devoted to environmental, analytical and exploration geochemistry.  We are seeking 2 PhD students to join our dynamic and rapidly growing network of leading scientists, industry partners and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories across Canada.

Seeking postdoctoral scholar in coastal margins carbon flux

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with members of the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network to develop a regional carbon flux model for the north Pacific temperate rainforest region. The position will be located in Juneau, Alaska, with opportunity to travel and work with team members at other institutions as needed.

6th International Conference on Microbial Communication for Young Scientists in Germany— March 20-23, 2017

Established in 2010, MiCom is a unique conference organized by PhD students of the JSMC and AquaDiva graduate schools that fosters interdisciplinary discussion between accomplished researchers and young scientists in the field of microbial communication.

Announcement of opportunity: Field course on Environmental Monitoring Techniques in the Critical Zone Observatory "Mezquital Valley"

In recognition of the global nature of Critical Zone (CZ) science, the NSF has provided funding to the CZ Observatory (CZO) Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) program to enable travel to CZ sites or pre-eminent laboratories overseas to further the investigation of the CZ.

Graduate student position at Ohio State

We seek a master's or PhD student to participate in a multidisciplinary study of river-groundwater interactions, chemical transport, and microbial population dynamics in alpine streams. The project will involve a team of hydrologists and microbiologists and will include researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The student's primary role will be to develop reactive transport models. Opportunities exist for field work in Colorado.