November 2018
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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. Research Assistant Position - Environmental Science or Related Subjects

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Date Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:30:37 +0000

Fully-funded Ph.D. Research Assistant Position

(Environmental Science or Related Subjects)

Joint Research Collaboration between WTAMU and TTU

Experiments on the Atmospheric Ice Nucleation with a Cloud Simulation Chamber


Beginning:                                           ASAP

Stipend:                                               $26,104.28 per year (up to 3 years with a possibility of extension – performance pending)

Degree Awarding Institute:          Texas Tech University (Dept. of Environmental Toxicology)

Supervisors:                                       Drs. Naruki Hiranuma (WTAMU) and Todd Anderson (TTU)


We seek an energetic & qualified student who has an academic background in Science or Engineering. The successful applicant will obtain a Ph.D. with experience in aerosol science, cloud physics, in situ microphysical instrumentation, and analysis of data using industrial/scientific software. Please send your resume to Dr. Naruki Hiranuma at to schedule an interview.


·         Conducting experiments to study biological, physical, and chemical properties of ice-nucleating particles with the guidance of junior/senior scientists.

·         Testing newly developed Portable Expansion Chamber for Ice-nucleating Particles Measurement (PINE).

·         Mentoring B.S. and M.S. students.

·         Presenting results at well-recognized conferences, producing the best quality thesis, and publishing peer-reviewed publications.


Qualifications and Desired Skills:

·         General interest in one of the following areas: atmospheric/climate science, toxicology, or microbiology.

·         Special interest in an experimental study on cloud microphysics and ice nucleation.

·         Readiness to commute between WTAMU and TTU & travel across nations (valid DL and Passport).

·         Good communication skills.

·         TTU Dept. of Environmental Toxicology:
WTAMU Dept. of Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences:

Familiarity with LabView, MatLab, IDL, and/or  IGOR (Bonus/Optional).
















Naruki Hiranuma

Naruki Hiranuma  |  Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
West Texas A&M University  |  Dept. of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
WTAMU ANS 321, Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Phone: (806) 651-3872 | Fax: (806) 651-2928 | Email:


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