PhD Level Research Assistantship in Hydrology/Water Quality via AGU

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, US

Project: *Phosphorus management in forested ecosystems*

A PhD level graduate research assistantship is available at University of Idaho in Moscow for students interested in water resources and water quality management. The students will be part of a team working to improve our current understanding of phosphorus cycling and transport in forested ecosystems. The focus of the project is in the Lake Tahoe basin and will involve field data collection and interpretation, laboratory analysis, spatial data management, hydrologic modeling.  We are looking for a motivated student eager to work with an interdisciplinary team. The PhD student will be located in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in Moscow, Idaho and will work under the supervision of Dr. Erin Brooks.

Qualifications: Applicants will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in hydrology, water resources, soils, environmental chemistry, agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate will be familiar with GIS/remote sensing, Python/R programming, and basic spatial modeling and statistics. The student is expected to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to participate in field data collection.  We highly encourage motivated students eager to gain a deeper understanding of the management of forested ecosystems and are willing to work interactively in team research to apply for these assistantships.