Graduate Research Assistant

CU Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder
Graduate Research Assistant
Sep 29, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

NASA-funded Graduate Research Assistant in Hydrology and Remote Sensing at the University of Colorado Boulder

We invite applications for a PhD position available in the field of Hydrology and Remote Sensing at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with UCAR/COSMIC. The graduate student will use novel microwave remote sensing data collected by the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation to retrieve soil moisture for the majority of the tropics and extra-tropics. The project will merge reflectivity observations from CYGNSS with brightness temperature observations from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to downscale the SMAP observations, ultimately creating higher spatial resolution soil moisture retrievals than possible using the radiometer on SMAP alone.

The position will be housed in the Department of Geological Sciences. A degree in engineering, earth sciences, physics, or related fields is required. Experience in analysis of remote sensing data and mathematical modeling is desired. The position will remain open until fulfilled. The target start date is January 2020, but a later date can be arranged.

If interested in the position or for more information, please contact Dr. Eric Small (, including your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this position.