MSc research assistantship in remote sensing of land use/cover changes

University of Alabama Hsv, Huntsville
Oct 09, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
Career Level
Student / Graduate
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Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Applications are invited for a 2-year graduate research assistant at the Master’s level beginning Spring 2018 in the Earth System Science (ESS) program of the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) supporting the NASA MSFC research program in LCLUC.  The selected applicant will work on a project related to remote sensing of land use/cover changes focusing on South/Southeast Asian countries. The 2-year position will be funded to pursue a Master of Science degree in ESS.  Interested applicants can contact Dr. Robert Griffin,


The potential candidate is expected to have background training in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial geography, ecology, atmospheric science or other related disciplines. S/he must have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Programming experience is strongly desired, such as Python, R, or MATLAB (but not mandatory).


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, please contact Dr. Robert Griffin at For more information about applying to Graduate Studies within ESS, please contact Dr. Lawrence Carey at