M.S. Graduate Research Assistant

Morgantown, WV, US

M.S. Graduate Research Assistant: Improving Quantitative Understanding of
Water Resource Regimes and Water Quality in the Appalachian Region

The Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory of West Virginia University and
the Divisions of Plant and Soil Sciences, and Forestry and Natural
Resources in Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design,
invite applications for a graduate research assistant (GRA) to conduct
research investigating hydrology and water quality. West Virginia
University is the state’s flagship research-one institution, and is among
the top universities in the nation, with demonstrated excellence in
teaching and research.

This position remains open until filled. Primary duties include water flow
and water quality monitoring. Other duties include (but are not limited to)
various field work, stream cross sections, instrument maintenance, aquatic
physical habitat assessment, data collection, processing, and analyses,
coursework and publication. The production of an exemplary thesis is

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree completed in natural resources,
ecology, environmental sciences, physical hydrology, water quality, or a
closely related field. Experience in stream measurements, data processing,
analysis and modeling, water quality monitoring and analysis, soil physics,
GIS, and computer programming are a plus. Strong verbal, written, and
computational skills are mandatory. Successful applicants will work
collaboratively and independently, conduct field work under variable
weather conditions, and aid in installation and maintenance of instruments
and monitoring sites. Applicants must possess a valid US driver’s license
and be able to lift and carry equipment and tools.

If interested in applying, please forward by email the following documents
(incomplete applications will not be reviewed): transcript, curriculum
vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL/IELTS scores (international
students), cover letter (including academic, research and professional
goals and interests), and the names and contact information of three
references to: Dr. Jason Hubbart, Divisions of Plant and Soil Sciences, and
Forestry and Natural Resources, 1098 Agricultural Sciences Building, West
Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA; Tel No. (304) 293-2472;
Fax: (304) 293-2960; Email: [email protected] Lab Website: