A Graduate Research Assistantship is available in the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University starting in summer 2019. The successful applicant will pursue a PhD under the supervision of Dr. David Hill and will join the Community Snow Observations (communitysnowobs.org) project, a NASA-funded project conducted by the University of Alaska, University of Washington, and Oregon State University. The research assistant (RA) will be responsible for carrying out high-resolution, energy balance modeling of snow processes in mountain environments, with emphasis on innovated assimilation techniques for model improvement. Preferred qualifications include a background in water resources engineering, physical hydrology, or cryospheric science; skills in Fortran, Matlab or Python, and familiarity with processing of large geospatial datasets. An ability to operate (skis, snowshoes, or splitboard) independently in remote winter environments is necessary. An ability to operate well in a collaborative environment is essential Inquiries should be sent to . In-person meetings at the AGU meeting will be possible.