PhD in hydrology/geomorphology ~ Bioblogia.net

23 de julio de 2012

PhD in hydrology/geomorphology

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to analyze riverine sediment
transport and geomorphological change in coastal Louisiana. The study is
part of an interdisciplinary research, supported by the NSF coupled
natural-human systems (CNH) program, that aims to develop models to assess
the resilience and sustainability of a CNH coastal system. This position is
a research assistantship with an $18,000 stipend, tuition waiver, and health
benefits, starting in fall 2012 for four years. The student will work
closely with a group of faculty and graduate students from natural and
social sciences.

Qualifications: A strong work ethic, strong quantitative skills, good
communication skills, and the ability to work both as part of a team and
independently are critical, in addition to being prepared for work under
variable field conditions and possessing a valid U.S. driver's license.
Applicants with an MS in hydrology or a similar discipline (e.g. soil
physics, geography, environmental sciences) are preferred.  Applicants with
research experience in any of the following areas: surface hydrology,
sediment transport, geomorphology, and GIS/landscape modeling will be highly
competitive.

To apply: Submit the following via email to Jun Xu (yjxu@lsu.edu): resume,
unofficial transcripts & GRE scores, a letter describing relevant research
experience, and names and contact information for three references.

The student will be enrolled in a graduate program within the School of
Renewable Natural Resources (SRNR, http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/), Louisiana State
University (LSU, http://www.lsu.edu/). SRNR has a teaching, research, and
extension faculty of ~30, which includes adjunct professors of the U.S.
Geological Survey's Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
LSU is a comprehensive Research I institution enrolling more than 28,000
students. The campus is located in south Louisiana, 60 minutes from New
Orleans, and close to Louisiana's Cajun country.

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