PhD Assistantship in Hydrologic Remote Sensing via AGU

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY, USA 🇺🇸

About the Position:

I am seeking one/two PhD Graduate Assistant/s (GA) to begin in the fall semester of 2023. The specific research topics for the selected GA are somewhat open-ended but should fall under the broad category of hydrologic remote sensing. Generalized topics could include hydrologic un/loading, large scale surface water change, post-fire water quality and geomorphic change, overland/riverbank erosion, etc. The curriculum will include classes in remote sensing, spatial data computing, and hydrology. The GA will have access to field instrumentation (e.g., GPR, GNSS, UAVs w/ thermal, multispectral, and lidar) as well as high performance computers for their research. Women and domestic applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email if you have any questions.

The selected GA will be a part of the University of Wyoming’s Hydrologic Science Program (https://www.uwyo.edu/wrese/). This PhD program is interdisciplinary in nature and the curriculum is open-ended, so we will tailor your coursework to suit your future goals and research interests.

Ideal Qualifications and Skillsets:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective communication (oral and written)
  • Knowledge and understanding of hydrologic remote sensing (spaceborne, airborne, and/or UAV-borne) systems (e.g., multispectral, lidar, radar, gravimetric, high spatial res, etc.) and applications
  • Familiarity with python, R, bash, GEE, and/or linux systems
  • Knowledge of AI/ML techniques
  • Experience with large datasets (parallel processing, cluster computing, etc.)
  • A passion and desire to learn and expand your knowledge!

Funding:

This GA position is considered 50% time (20 hours/week) and includes tuition/fee coverage, health insurance, along with a stipend. See here for more detailed information (http://www.uwyo.edu/research/proposal-development/proposal-tool-kit/graduate-assistantships.html).

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF that includes 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests in hydrologic remote sensing, research questions you are interested in pursuing, and relevant experience/skills, 2) a copy of your CV and unofficial transcripts, and 3) contact information for 2-3 professional references to amadson@uwyo.edu with the subject line “Hydro PhD Application” before January 13, 2023. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please reach out to me (amadson@uwyo.edu) if you are interested or if you have any questions!

About UW and Laramie:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

Hiring Statement:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Division of Communication Disorders’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here: http://www.uwyo.edu/comdis/_files/docs/division-dei-statement-.pdf


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development