Graduate Research Assistant in Earth System Science, University of Maryland – College Park

College Park, MD

Organization: Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland – College Park

Contact: For any inquiries, contact Professor Xin-Zhong Liang.

Duties: Graduate students, in addition to their academic course work, will be directly involved in model development, simulation, data preparation, and analysis. They will choose their thesis research topics in the areas listed above. 

Desired qualifications: A B.S. in atmospheric, hydrologic, agricultural sciences, applied mathematics, physics, data science, or a related field. Strong verbal and oral communication skills, and the ability to synthesize and integrate information from other disciplines and areas of study. Graduate applicants should have interest and ability in the following areas: atmospheric, hydrologic, or crop modeling systems and data analysis. Programming (F90 and C are preferred) and parallel computing. Analytical skills, including the ability to rigorously evaluate and analyze observational data and simulation results. Statistical and mathematic skills for evaluating model simulation results, uncertainty characterization, and system optimization.

How to apply: Please email Professor Xin-Zhong Liang for more information on the application process.

Application deadline: October 15, 2016