Ph.D. Assistantship in Seasonality from Space at NC State

Raleigh, North Carolina
$25,000/year + tuition and health insurance
Oct 30, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Spatial Ecosystem Analytics Lab at North Carolina State University seeks a creative, motivated Ph.D. student with strong quantitative and analytical skills to join a team investigating satellite data fusion and time series analysis on a NASA-funded project. The SEAL group's overarching research interest is in how continental- to global-scale changes in vegetation affect Earth's carbon and water cycles. The position will begin Fall 2018 and is funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support, through the cutting-edge Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics offered by NC State‚Äôs Center for Geospatial Analytics ( The student will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to their unique interests and career goals.

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an internationally recognized collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional internship.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete the application at Applicants should hold a degree in ecology, forestry or a related discipline.

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Josh Gray ( and include a copy of your CV. Additional details about the Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics and complete application instructions are available at Interested students are also encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator ( or 919-515-2800), with questions about the program or to explore additional opportunities.