Research assistantship, characterizing spatio-temporal temperature dynamics
A graduate research assistant position is available starting summer 2011 in Thomas Albright’s Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography, within the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. Initial work will involve deploying and analyzing data from temperature sensors and meteorological towers in mountainous terrain in and around Great Basin National Park, NV. The goal of the research is to improve characterization of spatial and temporal dynamics of temperature to support improved ecological, atmospheric, and hydrologic modeling.
The position (including stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission) is funded for 1.5 years, with additional possibilities through teaching assistantships and other research funded by NASA and NSF. Applicants must have a B.A./B.S. (or equivalent) degree in geography, atmospheric sciences, biology, ecology, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer science, or related fields. Experience and/or coursework in ArcGIS (or other GIS), field methods, data assimilation, statistical analysis, spatial statistics, and/or remote sensing are highly desirable. Applicants initially seeking an M.S. are preferred, but outstanding PhD applications will also be considered. Because of summer field requirements, applicants must be able to start approximately 1 June 2012.
Interested candidates should send a complete application package (CV; cover letter describing background, training and research interests; transcripts and GRE scores/percentiles (unofficial ok for now); and contact information of 3 references) as a PDF in an e-mail with subject “RA Application” to <talbright [at] unr.edu>. Review of applications will begin around 13 January 2012. If your information will not be complete or arriving late, please send Dr. Albright an e-mail explanation. Promising applications will be promptly encouraged to apply for admission in the UNR graduate school.
For more information on the Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography, the Geography department at UNR, and Professor Albright, please see http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~talbright/LCB or contact Dr. Albright by e-mail.