MS Graduate Assistantships in Remote Sensing, GIS, Applied Earth Sciences

University of Alabama Hsv, Huntsville
Sep 25, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
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Student / Graduate
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No Relocation
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Applications are invited for Graduate Research Assistants at the M.S. level beginning spring 2018 with NASA SERVIR and Dr. Robert Griffin in the Earth System Science Program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Selected applicants will be fully funded to pursue a M.S. in ESS on selected Earth science application areas of relevance to SERVIR and with focus on the Amazonia region. A joint development initiative of NASA and USAID, SERVIR ( works in partnership with leading organizations world-wide to help developing countries use Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to assess environmental conditions and climate change and improve their planning and actions. Applicants should have a degree in geospatial and environmental sciences, engineering or related field, basic programming experience, a desire to experience international travel and research, and an interest in global development issues related to water resources, water-related disasters, agriculture, ecosystems, land cover land use change, or weather and climate. Applicants should also be conversational or fluent in either Spanish or Portuguese. Qualified applicants should go to for more information and apply.


The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a tier 1 research-intensive, internationally recognized university with strong ties to NASA Earth sciences through the co-located National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The M.S. in Earth System Science program enables students to gain not only experience using tools and data in satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems, but also an understanding of the physics of the climate system and the environment, and a working hands-on knowledge of how data and information are used to aid decision makers.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

The Earth System Science program is administered by the Atmospheric Science Department:

Information on applying to UAH graduate programs in the Earth System Science Program:

If you have questions about the Earth System Science program or SERVIR, please contact Dr. Robert Griffin at For more information about applying to Graduate Studies within ESS, please contact Dr. Lawrence Carey at