PhD position in aquatic remote sensing

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - PENS
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Closing date
Oct 10, 2021
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Employer: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Application deadline: October 10, 2021

A Ph.D. graduate assistantship (GA) is available at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to study water quality from space. Specifically, applicant will extract water quality data (e.g., temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll-a) from publicly available remote sensing images (e.g., Landsat, MODIS, ECOSTRESS) and use it along with other datasets to generate oyster growth suitability index maps for Texas’ embayment systems. This position is supported by a research project funded by the Texas General Land Office (TGLO). Anticipated tasks include, but are not limited to, extracting water quality data from remote sensing images, calibrate the extracted data against the recorded water quality observations, automating the process, analyzing, publishing, and presenting project results, and accomplishing a hypothesis-driven dissertation. Ideal applicant will have a strong background in aquatic remote sensing, marine biology, or related field, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, programming skills (e.g., python, MATLAB, etc.), and motivation for conducting an interdisciplinary research.

The applicant will primarily work with Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (Geophysics Lab; and will enroll in the Coastal and Marine System Science (CMSS) Graduate Program, which is housed in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The CMSS program is a young and vibrant program that equips students of interdisciplinary background with math and statistics skills and encourages them to address system science-related problems. Detailed information about the CMSS program and how to apply can be found at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and is located on the coast of Corpus Christi Bay in the subtropical south Texas.

Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until Oct. 10th, 2021 (application deadline). Women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email the following documents to in a single PDF file. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed:

  1. Curriculum Vitae,
  2. Transcripts (unofficial is OK; it should show a list of undergraduate and graduate courses along with GPA),
  3. GRE scores,
  4. TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants),
  5. A statement describing your interests and fit for this opportunity (500 words), and
  6. Contact information for three references.

Apply for PhD position in aquatic remote sensing

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

Secondary Document

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:
Your communication preferences

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on AGU Pathfinder Career Centre you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert