Ph.D. or Postdoc Research Assistant Position – Texas

West Texas A&M University & Texas Tech University
Canyon/Lubbock, Texas
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Graduate Assistantships
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Experiments on the Atmospheric Ice Nucleation with a Cloud Simulation Chamber Beginning: May-June, 2020 Stipend: To Be Determined (experience pending) Degree Awarding Institute: Texas Tech University (TTU, Dept. of Environmental Toxicology) Hiring Institute: West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Supervisors: Drs. Naruki Hiranuma (WTAMU) and Todd Anderson (TTU) West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University need your help - we seek an energetic & qualified student who has an academic background in Atmospheric/ Environmental Science or Engineering. The successful applicant will obtain a Ph.D. or Postdoc assistantship with experience in aerosol science, cloud physics, in situ microphysical instrumentation, and analysis of data using industrial/scientific software. Please send your resume to Dr. Naruki Hiranuma at to schedule an interview. Tasks: • Conducting experiments to study biological, physical, and chemical properties of ice-nucleating particles with the guidance of junior/senior scientists. • Testing recently commercialized Portable Ice Nucleation Experiment chamber (PINE). • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. • Presenting results at well-recognized conferences, producing the best quality thesis (for a Ph.D. option), and publishing peer-reviewed publications (>2).
Qualifications and Desired Skills: • General scientific interest in the following areas: atmospheric science, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, and/or environmental toxicology. • Special interest in an experimental study on cloud microphysics and ice nucleation. • Readiness to commute between WTAMU and TTU & travel across nations (valid DL and Passport). • Good communication skills. • Familiarity with MatLab, Python, LabView, IDL, and/or IGOR (Bonus/Optional).
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Naruki Hiranuma
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