Graduate Research Assistant in Floodplain Mapping – Oklahoma

Agency
Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Location
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$18,000 annually; tuition waiver; health insurance @ $20/month
Start Date
01/10/2020
Last Date to Apply
09/12/2019
Website
http://nrem.okstate.edu
Description
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking a MS student to work on an EPA-funded project. The student will work with university faculty and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission to create a method to accurately map dynamic floodplain wetlands in Oklahoma, and apply that method along two major river systems. The student will use satellite imagery, high-resolution elevation datasets, and image classification algorithms to update NWI maps in areas of high wetland density and poor accuracy. Locating potential restoration locations, such as farmed wetlands, is an additional goal of the project. The position is budgeted for two years beginning in the spring semester of 2020. Oklahoma State University requires background checks for all newly hired graduate assistants/associates. Background checks shall be required prior to employment (post-offer, pre-employment).
Qualifications
Applicants should have a B.S. in ecology, geography, environmental science, or a related field, with a GPA of 3.0 (A = 4.0) and have taken the GRE. Desired qualifications include experience or coursework in remote sensing and/or geographic information systems, and interest in wetland ecology and conservation. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Bryan Murray (bryan.murray@okstate.edu). To apply, please send via email a brief letter of interest, CV (including GPA, GRE scores, and contact information for three references), and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Murray. Review of applications will begin September 12 and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Person
Dr. Bryan Murray
Contact eMail
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