Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)

Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Sep 14, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU) is seeking a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing a PhD in the area of Hydrology and Water Resources starting Spring 2021. The successful candidate will conduct research on the role of land-atmosphere interactions in the intensification, persistence and recovery of drought and use this to improve global sub-seasonal to seasonal drought predictions. Experience or skillsets within any of the following will be beneficial: remote sensing, land surface modeling, computer programming (preferably Python and Fortran), and high performance computing. At a minimum the prospective student should have a strong interest in hydrology and land surface modeling and a desire to improve their computer programming skills. The prospective student will be part of the Computational Hydrology Research group at KU, which uses mathematical models and advance data analysis techniques in conjunction with high performance computing to analyze and apply large data sets to real world problems. This Graduate Research Assistant position currently has funding available for 3 years contingent upon continued academic progress.

Prospective students should apply through KU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering ( Prior to applying, please contact Joshua Roundy ( with your CV, and a brief description of your research interests and motivation. The University of Kansas is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, Kansas, which is consistently ranked as a top U.S. college town due to the combination of outdoor recreation, great arts and entertainment, eclectic small-town shopping, and excellent dining (