Graduate research assistantship in environmental remote sensing

A graduate research assistantship in environmental remote sensing is available in the Department of Earth and Environment under the direction of Maruthi Sridhar B. Bhaskar.

The graduate student will conduct research on analyzing the impact of land use and land cover changes on the environmental contamination of watersheds and develop models to monitor and predict the environmental health of these watersheds. The graduate student research involves downloading and accessing the long-term analytical data, spatial data sets, GIS and remote sensing analysis and model development. Topics include but at not limited to heavy metal contamination, water pollution, soil contamination, land cover change and watershed modeling. The student is expected to add additional objectives based on his or her interests.

The assistantship includes a modest stipend subjected to renewal. The student will assist in the field and lab activities of other members of Bhaskar’s Lab. A strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent quantitative skills, ability to adverse environmental conditions are essential.

The student should have a valid driver’s license. The student is expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The applicant should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

To apply, please send an application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts and contact information for three references to Maruthi Sridhar B. Bhaskar at mbalajib@fiu.edu.