PhD Opportunities at the University of Montana
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana (UMT) invites applications for PhD candidates to study land-atmosphere water and carbon cycle interactions using satellite remote sensing and ecological modeling. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team investigating the status of terrestrial ecosystems as a net source or sink for atmospheric CO2, and projected responses to global change.
We seek candidates with demonstrated knowledge of satellite optical-IR and microwave remote sensing; educational background in Terrestrial Ecology, Hydrology, Physical Geography or a related field; understanding of ecological and hydrologic process models; programming ability in C/C++ or similar language; proficiency with image processing/GIS software (e.g., Matlab, ENVI/IDL, Imagine, ArcGIS); proficiency in conducting independent scientific research and demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific literature. Potential applicants should submit a CV and statement of research interests to Dr.
John Kimball. To qualify, students must gain acceptance to the UMT Graduate program.
The position is located on the campus of the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. Graduate research assistantships are initially offered for a 3-year period and include annual stipend and tuition waiver. Assistantships are renewed annually depending on funding availability, job and academic performance.
The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. As an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternative format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law.
*References in addition to those listed on the application may be contacted without applicant's prior approval.
Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.