The Climate System
Research Center at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst seeks a
PhD student to join a project funded by the National Aeronautics
and SpaceAdministration (NASA).
The research centers on estimation of carbon dioxide and methane
fluxes across tundra and boreal forest regions of northern Eurasia
using numerical modeling and remote sensing approaches. It involves
collaboration with researchers working in hydrology, ecology, and
remote sensing at the University of Massachusetts, the University of
Washington, and the City College of New York. The ideal candidate
should have quantitative and numerical modeling experience in a
linux/unix environment. Ability to analyze large spatial data sets is
also desirable. Applicants with a Masters degree in geosciences,
hydrology, physical geography, mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated recent
BS graduates will also be considered.
The candidate research assistant will enroll in the UMass
Department of Geosciences PhD program
Research at the Climate System Research Center
(http://www.geo.umass.edu/climate/) is focused on the climate system,
climatic variability and global change issues, from contemporary
climate variations, their causes and consequences, to paleoclimatic
and paleoenvironmental changes.
Please send a description of your research interests, a full
curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to
Michael Rawlins ([hidden email]). Review of applications will
begin in mid February 2012.