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Two Graduate Opportunities, Portland State University

The Geology department at Portland State University is currently accepting applications for MS students. We are recruiting students for two fully supported research assistantships, described below.

MS in Volcanic Hydrogeology
We seek a qualified MS student (with possible continuation as PhD) to study heat transport and groundwater flow in the southern Cascades. The project will be supervised by Max Rudolph (PSU) and Erick Burns (USGS, OR Water Science Center). The successful applicant will have strong quantitative skills, with a solid background in physics and geology. We anticipate that funding will be available for the student to start field work in summer of 2017.

MS in Global Geodynamics
We seek a qualified MS or PhD student to study global-scale mantle flow. The objective of the project is to better constrain mantle material properties and their uncertainty using forward and inverse models. Full financial support is available for two years at a competitive rate. Candidates with a strong background in math and physics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications to the MS program are due January 31, 2017. Applications may be submitted online through the office of graduate admissions.
For additional information, please contact Max Rudolph (