November 2013
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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at Oregon State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:02:19 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Atmospheric Sciences group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and
Atmospheric Sciences is recruiting a PhD
student for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) beginning in the
fall of 2014. A GRA position provides a monthly salary, a full tuition
waiver, and subsidized insurance.

Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the
project involves scientists with expertise in climate, forest ecology,
and economics. The goal is to quantify and understand the complex
nonlinear interactions of coupled human and natural systems, with a
focus on biophysical, biogeochemical, and economic interactions in
western forested ecosystems. We will model and predict large-scale tree
mortality resulting from warming, drought, bark beetles, forest
management, and the interactions among these factors.

The role of this GRA position will be to analyze the data from a
crowd-sourced climate modeling experiment in the
family. A regional atmospheric model will be coupled with a vegetation
model to examine nonlinear behavior, and the GRA will learn to write
code in a high-level programming environment like IDL or matlab in order
to perform scientific analysis.

Strong written, verbal, and quantitative skills are essential, and the
candidate must meet entrance requirements for Atmospheric Sciences; some
programming experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be
expected to work independently and collaboratively as an active member
of an interdisciplinary research group.

For full consideration, interested students should apply to the Ocean,
Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences major within the CEOAS graduate program.
Applications are due no later than January 5, 2014. Information on the
application process can be found at

Questions about this opportunity can be emailed to Dr. Philip Mote,
<>. In-person meetings can be arranged for
students attending the American Geophysical Union meeting in San
Francisco, December, 9-13, 2013.

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