Research Assistance

Dr. Rodrigo Bombardi at the Geography department at Texas A&M University
seeks applicants for a unique opportunity to pursue a MS or PhD degree
at the intersection of climatology and agricultural economics (starting
Fall 2018). The primary role of the MS or PhD research assistant will be
to study the variability and the predictability of the timing of the
growing season over North America. The research assistant will be
trained in using machine learning algorithms and will be expected to
analyze large amounts of data (observations and climate model
simulations). The research assistantship provides salary for two years
(12-month/yr.) including tuition, fees, and health insurance. Additional
funding for PhD students will depend on funding
availability. Position open until filled.

Desired Qualifications: the ideal candidate will have a strong
academic background (BS or MS) in Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, or
related field. Applicants must be able to clearly communicate complex
ideas in writing and be willing to learn in a fast-paced, self-directed
environment. The work will mostly consist of statistical analyses using
programming languages. Therefore, applicants should have some experience
with programing languages such as python.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF with the
following to Dr. Rodrigo Bombardi (rjbombardi@tamu.edu
<mailto:rjbombardi@tamu.edu>) for immediate consideration: (1) a cover
letter that includes a well-articulated statement of research interests,
goals, and previous research and/or relevant experiences; (2) a resume
or CV; (3) unofficial transcripts and GRE scores; and (4) contact
information for three references. The selected candidate will apply to
the Texas A&M University in College Station for admission. Graduate
degree program requirements can be found at
<http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply/>

Rodrigo J. Bombardi
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
3147 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-3147. MS 3147

To apply for this job email your details to rjbombardi@tamu.edu