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MS in Remote Sensing of Snow Algae
Bellingham, WA, USA
Western Washington University
  • Undergraduate

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will study snow optics, biogeochemistry and remote sensing of snow algae in the Pacific Northwest. The position will come with at least two academic years of support within the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University. The research project will involve local fieldwork at Mt. Baker and the North Cascade Mountains, computer-based work with multi-spectral remote sensing imagery, as well as analytical laboratory work for biogeochemical analysis.

Benefits: 12-month Academic Year Stipend, Full Tuition Payment, and Health Coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of ArcGIS (or similar experience)
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork
  • Wet laboratory experience
  • Strong interest and/or experience in the cryosphere
  • Meet academic admission requirements of the MS, Environmental Sciences department:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with remote sensing imagery in ArcGIS (or similar)
  • Field experience in alpine or polar environments
  • Scientific programming experience (Matlab, Python, etc.)
  • Research experience in an academic or professional setting
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Teaching/mentoring experience in an academic or experiential setting

Western Washington University (WWU) serves about 16,000 students and is located in beautiful Bellingham, a town midway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, with approximately 90,000 residents. Bellingham is situated along the Pacific Northwest coast with close proximity to the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and the North Cascade Mountains, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor activities including sea kayaking, sailing, skiing, biking, and hiking. The Department of Environmental Science offers degrees at the undergraduate and master's level,

How to Apply: Send a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Alia Khan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Application information for the Department of Environmental Science at WWU:

Start Date: Start date is flexible, with a preference for early Winter 2022.


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