Graduate Research Assistant, tree-ring science and hydrology - Iowa City, USA

A Graduate Research Assistantship is available at the University of Iowa for students interested in developing research related to a NSF-funded project, "Multi-Century Perspectives on Current and Future Flow in the Lower Missouri River Basin".


Location: Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa
Beginning of employment: August 2021

The University of Iowa's Geographical and Sustainability Sciences department offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs and provides leading-edge educational and research experiences for professional and research-oriented graduate studies in GIScience, environmental change, health and society, and international development. Students in our graduate program also have the opportunity to work closely with centers and researchers across the UI campus, including the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, and the Iowa Geological Survey.


This position will focus on tree-ring science and climate reconstruction to answer questions concerning frequency, severity, and drivers of droughts and floods in the Lower Missouri River Basin. The position includes opportunities for both field and lab research in dendrochronology, as well as opportunities to collaborate with project scientists at University of North Carolina, University of Arizona, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The position will provide academic-year salary, conference travel funding, publication costs, and full tuition remission.


Students interested in the position should send their CV and information about their background, skills, and research interests to Dr. Matthew Dannenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the application deadline (31 December 2020).

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