[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD assistanship: Ecosystem Modeling at University of Idaho

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jul 4 19:41:54 MDT 2014

Subject: PhD assistanship: Ecosystem Modeling at University of Idaho

Ecosystem Modeling Assistantship

Dr. Tara Hudiburg is seeking a PhD student to join her newly formed=20
Ecosystem Modeling lab at the University of Idaho in the Department of=20=

Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences. The student will assist in ecosyste=
modeling and field research focused on how disturbance and climate affect=
carbon, water, and nutrient balance in Idaho forests. While specific=20
science questions remain open, the project will include objectives relate=
to the Idaho NSF-EPSCoR MILES program addressing ecosystem management=20
options for protecting and maintaining Idaho's landscape ecosystem servic=
Previous ecosystem modeling experience is not required, however applicant=
should have spatial analysis skills, quantitative skills, be proficient i=
at least one programming language, be comfortable with UNIX/LINUX platfor=
and have some background in forest ecological processes. Strong writing=20=

skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential.=20
Graduate research assistant funding is available for 4 years starting in=20=

August 2014 or January 2015 (stipend of ~$21,000 per annum and paid=20
tuition). The university is an AA/EEO employer and encourages application=
from women and minorities.
For more information, contact Tara Hudiburg (thudiburg at uidaho.edu). To=20=

apply please email Tara Hudiburg (thudiburg at uidaho.edu) a cover letter=20=

describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a=20
complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of=20=

three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will rema=
open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the=20
successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate=
Studies of the University of Idaho; detailed information about the=20
application procedure for national and foreign students is available=20
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