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Funded PhD Position in Snow Remote Sensing
Laramie, Wyoming, USA
University of Wyoming
  • Graduate Position
PhD Assistantship in Snow Remote Sensing

The Mountain Hydrology Research group at the University of Wyoming is looking for a Ph.D. student to start in the Fall 2022 semester. The successful applicant will be funded as a research assistant for a project to conduct a feasibility analysis of L-Band InSAR to produce global snow water equivalent products. This project has excellent opportunities to collaborate within the NASA SnowEx community ( This project includes components that welcome applicants from a variety of scientific backgrounds including, but not limited to geophysics, hydrology, and analysis of large datasets. Skills in R, Matlab, or Python, and experience with GIS are highly desirable.

The RA will be part of the Mountain Hydrology Research group led by Dr. Ryan Webb ( in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Wyoming. There will be opportunities to also interact with the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Hydrologic Sciences (

Desired Qualifications and Skillsets:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective communication (oral and written)
  • Ability to conduct winter field work
  • Knowledge and understanding of remote sensing technologies (especially InSAR systems)
  • Familiarity with python, bash, GEE, and/or linux systems
  • Experience with large datasets (parallel processing, cluster computing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of UAV data acquisition and mission planning

This RA position includes tuition/fee coverage, health insurance, along with a stipend. See here for more detailed information (

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF that includes 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests in snow remote sensing, research questions you are interested in pursuing, and relevant experience/skills, 2) a copy of your CV and unofficial transcripts, and 3) contact information for 2-3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "PhD Application". Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Please reach out to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested or if you have any questions!

About UW and Laramie: 

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

Hiring Statement: 

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Division of Communication Disorders’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here:


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