[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD graduate research assistantship in geomorphology and geochronology at Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

Amanda Keen-Zebert Amanda.Keen-Zebert at dri.edu
Wed Nov 6 12:38:54 MST 2013

(apologies for cross-posting)
PhD Graduate Research Assistantship Available at Desert Research Institute and University of Nevada, Reno
Beginning Fall 2014, a NSF funded PhD research assistantship is available at the Desert Research Institute (Reno campus) and Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno to study landscape evolution, fluvial terrace formation, and channel incision rates of the Buffalo National River in Arkansas.
Applicants should hold a M.S. in geosciences (or related field) and have demonstrated course work in geomorphology, a record of academic excellence (3.5 or higher GPA and > 70th percentile in combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE preferred), strong communication skills, and field experience.  Students with a background in geomorphology and prior experience with luminescence and/or cosmogenic dating techniques and/or ground penetrating radar are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will work with scientists at several universities nationwide, USGS, and the National Park Service who are conducting research on the Buffalo National River.  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and have access to a wide variety of facilities at DRI.

The assistantship includes up to 3 years of a competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.  Priority will be given to applications that are completed before January 1, 2014 but may be accepted later.

Interested applicants should contact Amanda Keen-Zebert akz at dri.edu<mailto:akz at dri.edu>.  (I will be at GSA and AGU and would be happy to meet potential applicants.)
As the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, DRI conducts cutting-edge applied research in air, land and life, and water quality across Nevada, the United States and on every continent. With more than 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI generates $50 million in total annual revenue.
DRI's faculty members are nontenured, entrepreneurial and responsible for their own salaries from external grants and contracts. This blend of academic rigor and private-sector pragmatism has earned DRI a reputation for delivering rapid, high quality environmental science in a businesslike fashion.

Amanda Keen-Zebert, PhD
Assistant Research Professor-Geomorpology
Dir. E.L. Cord Luminescence Lab
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512-1095
akz at dri.edu

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