[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate Student Assistantships in Earth System Science and Atmospheric Science

Robert Griffin robert.griffin at nsstc.uah.edu
Mon Feb 19 12:44:43 MST 2018

Graduate Assistantships in Earth System Science and Atmospheric Science

(1) Research Assistantship in NASA Remote Sensing of Land Use/Cover (SARI)

Applications are invited for a 2-year Graduate Research Assistant starting at the M.S. level (including either a terminal M.S. or non-terminal M.S. leading to a Ph.D.) beginning Fall 2018 in the Earth System Science or Atmospheric Science programs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The selected applicant will be fully funded to work with Dr. Krishna Vadrevu (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) and Dr. Robert Griffin (UAH) on a project related to satellite remote sensing of land use/land cover changes focusing on South and Southeast Asian countries.  The goal of the South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative (SARI) is to develop an innovative regional research program involving state-of-the-art remote sensing, natural sciences, engineering and social sciences to enrich Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) science in South/Southeast Asia. SARI is a NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change Program sponsored regional initiative.  The potential candidate is expected to have background training in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, geography, ecology, atmospheric science or other related disciplines. S/he must have strong written and oral communication skills in English. Programming experience is strongly desired, such as Python, R, or MATLAB (but not mandatory), as is an interest in conducting limited travel and fieldwork in the region.

(2) Research Assistantship(s) in NASA Applied Earth Sciences, GIS, Remote Sensing (NASA SERVIR)

Applications are invited for Graduate Research Assistants at the M.S. level beginning Fall 2018 with NASA SERVIR and Dr. Robert Griffin at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The selected applicant(s) will be fully funded to pursue a M.S. in Earth System Science on selected Earth science application areas of relevance to SERVIR and with focus on either the Southeast Asia region (natural disasters-related research) or Eastern and Western Africa (rangelands-focused research). A joint development initiative of NASA and USAID, the SERVIR project (servirglobal.net) works in partnership with leading organizations worldwide to help developing countries use Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies to assess environmental conditions and climate change and improve their planning and actions. Applicants should have: a degree in geospatial sciences, applied or environmental sciences, engineering or related field, basic programming experience, a desire to experience international travel and research, and an interest in global development issues related to water-related disasters, agriculture, ecosystems, water resources, or land cover land use change.

Questions regarding either opportunity can be sent directly to Robert Griffin (robert.griffin at nsstc.uah.edu <mailto:robert.griffin at nsstc.uah.edu>). More information about the UAH Earth System Science and Atmospheric Science programs can be found here: https://www.uah.edu/science/departments/atmospheric-science <https://www.uah.edu/science/departments/atmospheric-science>. 

About: The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a tier 1 research-intensive internationally recognized university with strong ties to NASA Earth sciences through the National Space Science & Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Robert Griffin, Ph.D.
GIS & Satellite Remote Sensing | Dept. of Atmospheric Science 
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
National Space Science and Technology Center, CH 3049
320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
256.961.7783 | robert.griffin at nsstc.uah.edu

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