[ES_JOBS_NET] Funded graduate research assistant at UNC Charlotte for fire modeling project

Brian Magi brianmagi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 09:33:29 MST 2014

Dr. Brian Magi is seeking a graduate student to join the Multidisciplinary
Earth System and Atmospheric Sciences (MESAS) research group in the
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte (mesas.uncc.edu). The student will develop research
within the context of an NSF funded project focused on studying how global
fire modeling can use past and present data to investigate the interactions
between fire, climate, and land-use change over a range of time scales.
Students will join a multi-institution research team and will engage with
an international effort to improve our ability to understand and model fire
in the Earth system.

Applicants may apply as a Masters student, or, if they hold an MS degree,
as a PhD student.  Regardless, applicants should have at least one degree
in atmospheric sciences, geography, earth system science, or related field
in the physical sciences. The ideal candidate will have a strong
quantitative background and computer programming experience, as well as
interest in interdisciplinary topics related to climate-human dimensions of
global fire activity.

The funded position is available for 2 years, includes tuition, and starts
in August 2015. To apply, please email Dr. Brian Magi (brian.magi at uncc.edu)
a cover letter describing your research interests, goals, and relevant
experience, a CV, unofficial college transcripts, GRE scores, and contact
information for three references.  Questions should be sent to the same
email address.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain
open until a suitable candidate is found.  After the selection, the
successful candidate will apply to be admitted to appropriate UNC Charlotte
graduate program; detailed information about the application procedure to
the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is available online (
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