A PhD student assistantship is available in the area of socioeconomic-ecological systems modeling. The student will work on an EPA-funded interdisciplinary project led by Dr. Jacob Hochard (Dept. of Economics & Institute for Coastal Science and Policy) in collaboration with Drs. Randall Etheridge (Dept. of Engineering & Center for Sustainability) and Ariane Peralta (Dept. of Biology) at East Carolina University. The PhD student will have a primary focus on Coastal and Marine Economics and Policy and will choose a secondary focus in Coastal Geosciences or Estuarine Ecology. Students without a Master’s degree can earn a Master’s in Economics as they progress through the PhD program.
The CRM PhD student will work closely with economics, biology and engineering faculty at East Carolina University, as well as a Master’s of Biology student, to support an EPA-funded project to study nutrient pollution impacts on human and environmental health in coastal watersheds. The qualified candidate will have a strong undergraduate or graduate training in economics and/or environmental studies. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research and a familiarity with econometric techniques and geospatial analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please contact Dr. Jake Hochard (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 7th, 2017 with your CV, unofficial transcript(s), GRE scores, and a short statement describing prior research experience and interests. Review of full applications to the CRM PhD Program will begin on March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. CRM PhD Program graduates place routinely in faculty positions within interdisciplinary departments, work for non-profit organizations and government research agencies.
The Departments of Economics, Engineering, Biology, Institute of Coastal Science and Policy, and the Center for Sustainability at East Carolina University take pride in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff and strive to increase that diversity. We encourage applications and inquiries from members of groups underrepresented in the social sciences.