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Mountain Hydrology Research Assistantship at University of Wyoming

Employer
University of Wyoming Department of Civil Engineering
Location
Laramie, Wyoming
Closing date
Nov 8, 2023

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Discipline
Hydrology
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Masters
Job Type
Internship
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

The Mountain Hydrology Research group at the University of Wyoming is looking for a M.S. or Ph.D. student to start in Fall of 2024. The successful applicant will become a research assistant (RA) on the topic of hydro-ecological recovery following wildfire and forest thinning in mountain environments. This project includes components that welcome applicants from a variety of scientific backgrounds including, but not limited to remotes sensing, geophysics, hydrology, and analysis of large datasets. Skills in R, Matlab, or Python, and experience with GIS are highly desirable.

The RA will be part of the Mountain Hydrology Research group led by Dr. Ryan Webb (www.webbhydrology.weebly.com) in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Wyoming. There will be opportunities to also interact with the Interdisciplinary Program in Hydrologic Sciences (http://www.uwyo.edu/wrese/index.html).

Desired Qualifications and Skillsets:

  • Ability to work independently Effective communication (oral and written) Ability to conduct field work in mountain environments Knowledge and understanding of remote sensing technologies (e.g., Landsat MSAVI product) Familiarity with python, bash, GEE, and/or linux systems Experience with large datasets Experience with GIS software

This RA position includes tuition/fee coverage, health insurance, along with a stipend. See here for more detailed information (http://www.uwyo.edu/research/proposal-development/proposal-tool-kit/graduate-assistantships.html).

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF that includes 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, research questions you are interested in pursuing, and relevant experience/skills, 2) a copy of your CV including GPA, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) contact information for 2-3 professional references. 5) Send this packet as a single pdf to ryan.webb@uwyo.edu with the subject line "Student Application". 

Please not that UW requires GRE and TOEFL scores for international students. Please include these scores in your CV, if applicable.

Members of underrepresented groups in STEM fields are encouraged to apply. Please submit applications no later than November 17, 2023 for full consideration. Please reach out to me (ryan.webb@uwyo.edu) if you are interested and/or you have any questions!

Hiring Statement

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Division of Communication Disorders’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here: http://www.uwyo.edu/comdis/_files/docs/division-dei-statement-.pdf

About UW and Laramie:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research, and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

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