Graduate Research Assistant

Georgia (US)
Competitive salary
May 14, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Ph.D. Research Assistantship Available

Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia

3111 Miller Plant Sciences Building

Athens, GA 30602

The Environmental Soil Physics Lab at University of Georgia is seeking a Ph.D. student to conduct research on understanding nutrient transport at the watershed scale. The candidate’s research focus would be on quantifying and predicting the impact of varying land-use-land-cover on water quality under a changing climate to create resources for evidence-informed policy making. The student will be engaged in developing multi-scale statistical models and working with process-based models in mixed land-use and physiographically varied watersheds in Georgia. The research involves working with remote sensing datasets, data mining and collecting data in the field. A background in hydrology, ecohydrology, environmental remote sensing or a related field is required. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills, experience in process based modeling or basic coding (MATLAB, IDL, R or Fortran) and be legally eligible and willing to a drive a vehicle in the U.S within the first few months of getting hired. The candidate should also be excited about working in a diverse interdisciplinary environment. Experience with data fusion and a track record of publications is desirable.

We offer a competitive graduate student salary. The position is available immediately until filled. The candidate is expected to start in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Refer to ( for application deadlines. Interested candidates should contact P.I., Nandita Gaur ( for more information.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.