A Ph.D. graduate assistantship (GA) is available to study water, sediment, and, nutrient yields from coastal watersheds to Texas’ embayment systems and model their responses to climate changes at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This position is supported by a multidisciplinary project funded by the GOMESA funding via the CMP program. Anticipated tasks include, but are not limited to, setting up and calibrating hydrological models, integrating climate and hydrological models, analyzing, publishing, and presenting project results, and accomplishing a hypothesis-driven dissertation. Given the collaborative nature of this project, the applicant will have ample opportunities to interact with researchers from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. Ideal applicants will have a strong background in hydrogeology, geophysics, remote sensing, or related field, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, programming skills (e.g., python, MATLAB, etc.), and motivation for conducting an interdisciplinary research.
The student will primarily work with Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (Geophysics Lab; https://ahmedlab.tamucc.edu/) and will enroll in the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) Graduate Program, which is housed in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The CMSS program is a young and vibrant program that equips students of interdisciplinary background with math and statistics skills and encourages them to address system science-related problems. Detailed information about the CMSS program and how to apply can be found at http://cmss.tamucc.edu. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and is located on the coast of Corpus Christi Bay in the subtropical south Texas.
Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until Feb. 21st, 2020 (application deadline). Women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email the following documents to Mohamed.firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. A copy of your CV,
2. Transcripts (unofficial; show your GPA and list of undergraduate and graduate courses),
3. GRE scores,
4. TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants),
5. A statement describing your interests and fit for this opportunity (500 words), and
6. Contact information for 3 references.