PhD Graduate Assistantship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska
Salary is dependent on education level and may include tuition and health insurance
Oct 24, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

A graduate research assistantship is available in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a PhD student. The assistantship is part of a project investigating dynamics and coupling of the Arctic atmosphere and geospace that employs resonance and Rayleigh lidars. These lidars are operated as part of a suite of lidar, radar and imaging instruments by a team of researchers conducting meteorological and space weather studies at the Geophysical Institute and Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR). Rocket-borne investigations are also conducted at PFRR in coordination with the ground-based instrumentation.  The successful applicant will work with a new sodium resonance wind-temperature lidar system that is operating at PFRR and have the opportunity to further improve the system as well as the scientific analysis and interpretation of the lidar measurements.

For more information please contact Prof. Richard Collins (; Web:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: As a public, regional, comprehensive university. UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.