Vermont EPSCoR is recruiting a PhD level graduate
student to join our cutting-edge NSF funded research on Basin Resilience to
Extreme Events (BREE). We are initiating a five-year award of large-scale
interdisciplinary studies which will determine how the Lake Champlain Basin’s
landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather events and
will test policy scenarios for enhancing resilience using our comprehensive
Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). As a member of the BREE team, you will have
excellent mentoring and participate in unique learning and professional
development experiences including learning to communicate your science through
our program with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
Climate Statistics PhD
Position ID: GRA#008
Vermont EPSCoR’s latest
Track 1 award, Basin Resilience to Extreme Events, is recruiting for a number
of positions within the next year to work on a cutting-edge, large-scale,
interdisciplinary, NSF-funded study which will determine how the Lake Champlain
Basin’s landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather
events. We are seeking a PhD level Graduate Research Assistant, who will
be responsible for i) statistical modeling of climate change projections in
support of downstream models and ii) using these climate change projections to
simulate forest dynamics in our New England study region. This GRA will require
or develop technical expertise in R/Python, Bayesian statistics and running
simulations models in a Linux-based high performance computing environment. It
is expected that the successful applicant will have an undergraduate or Master’s
degree in a quantitative or computational field.
undergraduate or Master’s degree in a quantitative or computational field,
coursework in statistics, and knowledge/facility with a programming
This position comes with a
research assistantship that is renewable through May 2021. The position will begin on June 1, 2017, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Questions can be directed
to Arne Bomblies (Arne.Bomblies@uvm.edu).
To apply: please
send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter
outlining research interests, expertise and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Position ID GRA#008.