Student Opportunities

Graduate Students

amber and nickResearch and teaching assistantships are available for graduate study in the Aquatic Biogeochemistry Lab at Ohio State. Support includes full stipend and tuition for up to 5 years for Ph.D. students and 3 years for M.S. students. We seek motivated, creative students to take part in new research initiatives on carbon, organic matter and nutrient cycling, lower (microbial and planktonic) food webs, and interactions between terrestrial, lake, river and coastal ocean systems. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations are available both within and across departments and other research units.

erin and christieThe deadline for applications and financial support is January 1. Graduate program applications and information are available from the Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology website. For additional information and questions, please contact:

Dr. James Bauer
The OSU Aquatic Biogeochemistry Lab
Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
300 Aronoff Laboratory
318 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1293


andrew and amyOpportunities for undergraduate students occasionally arise in the lab. As a lab assistant, students learn aquatic sampling and analytical methods and techniques, and may participate in field experiments and sampling. Students who possess general biology and chemistry lab skills are strongly preferred. Work study and independent research projects can be arranged in some cases. Interested students should contact Dr. James Bauer at for information about openings.