Motived Ph.D. students are sought for research positions
(assistantships, full-time positions, etc.) at Michigan Technological
University (MTU) to study remote sensing applications in aquatic science. These positions will begin fall semester
2014 in the Departments of Geological and Mining Engineering and Science (GMES)
or Biological Sciences. The deadline for
application is January 31, 2014.
Applicants are expected to have strong background in
physics, optics, and/or aquatic ecology with an interest in applying remote
sensing techniques to the study of water quality problems in the Great Lakes,
and potentially the North Slope of Alaska.
Applicant must have good quantitative skills including programming and
be familiar with modeling approaches.
Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and familiarity with field
sampling are also desired.
The successful candidates will become students in the Department
of GMES or Biological Sciences and work with a team of MTU scientists utilizing
remote sensing approaches in the study of the Great Lakes. This team is lead by Dr. Robert Shuchman
(remote sensing/optics) and includes:
Dr. Gary Fahnenstiel (aquatic ecologist), Dr. David Millie (phycologist/environmental
statistician), and Dr. David Schwab (physical oceanographer). Michigan Technological University has a new
Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and is committed to advancing the study of
the Great Lakes.
Interested students should send curriculum vitae, along with
relevant descriptions of their background, research interests, publications and
contact information for three references to Dr. Robert Shuchman (Shuchman@mtu.edu).
Review of applicants will begin in February 2014 and continue until the
positions are filled.