Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) via AGU

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM, US

A Graduate Research Assistantship in Water Science & Management is available at the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NM WRRI), New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA. The opportunity is available for students who have (are graduating with) a MS and want to pursue a PhD.

New Mexico faces serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to the challenges will have major impacts on the regional economy, environmental quality, and the quality of life for the residents of New Mexico. A major need exists to train the next generation of water resource researchers, educators, and managers to address these challenges, both inside and outside New Mexico.

To help meet these needs, the graduate student will work with our interdisciplinary research team to explore and analyze alternative policies and competing strategies that could potentially maintain and improve socioeconomic welfare of New Mexicans by providing better access to high quality water. The project is funded by the New Mexico Bureau of Reclamation and is focused on development of system dynamics models to investigate short- and long-term impacts of alternative water supply systems in the semi-arid areas of New Mexico State.

Applicants with a strong background in hydrology and water resources engineering and quantitative research methods are encouraged to apply. NM WRRI provides pioneering doctoral training in the area of socio-hydrology, including unique opportunities to work with a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in hydrology and water resources, system dynamics, energy, economics, and geology.

Please submit a CV combined with a cover letter. Your cover letter should indicate your research interests, experiences, and skills and whether and how they would align with our research areas.