PhD student position

  • Full Time
  • Florida

PhD student position at the University of South Florida (USF). Please
pass this information onto your students.

A PhD position is currently available starting in fall 2018 in the
School of Geosciences at USF under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer
Collins. The position will support a Research Experience for
Undergraduates program (REU). The REU will bring in 10 community college
students to USF during the summer, where the undergraduate students will
focus on weather, climate and society research on projects which
consider both physical and social science.  Interested applicants need
to be available also during summers as there will be an additional
summer appointment. Dr. Jennifer Collins (Geosciences) and Dr. Robin
Ersing (Social Work) are the lead faculty on the REU.

You should consider applying if you are self-motivated, organized,
proactive, and work well with others.

The student will support the REU in a number of ways including assisting
with preparing and updating class materials for the REU; creating
infrastructure to collect and organize all data for required NSF
reports; creating and researching the contact information for a database
of the alumni from the previous Hurricane REUs, and keeping it up to
date with new REU students; assisting with preparing application
materials for the REU; creating and/or updating all recruitment
materials, application, selection screening tools; assisting with IRB
applications for the student projects; serving as a mentor and contact
point; coordinating social activities and fieldtrips; assisting with the
development of a grad and alumni advisory board and serve on the board;
communicating with the students before and after the program; assisting
the students with paper writing and conference presentations; assisting
with all conference information and any related registration and travel
arrangements for REU students; assisting with internal university
policies to carry out the  REU program; assisting with correspondence
between program and partners and students under supervision of PI/Co-PI.

This link explains REU’s in general terms: <>

REU – For Students | NSF – National Science Foundation <>

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate
students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group
of ten or so …

All interested students should apply officially through USF – see

and email Dr. Collins <> with
their CV after you have applied.

When you apply, you should note that you are interested in the REU
position with Dr. Collins but indicate that you would like to be
considered for other TA opportunities as well in the department.  You
should contact the graduate director (Dr. Pu
<>)  to let him know of your interest in the program
as well as regular TA funding.

In your cover letter you should detail the weather/climate research you
are interested in pursuing as an advisee to Dr. Collins.

To apply for this job email your details to