Wednesday, July 28, 2021

PhD opportunities in Ecohydrology at New Jersey Institute of Technology

 PhD opportunities in Ecohydrology  at New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Ecohydrology Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is seeking a PhD-level graduate student. We invite highly motivated students with interests in using process-based modeling and geospatial technologies to study questions related to ecosystem response and feedbacks to changing hydroclimate. We will provide the candidate with plenty of opportunities to work with scientists with different expertise, including ecosystem modeling, plant physiology, hydrology, and deep learning. Students with a strong quantitative background, including environmental science, earth science, remote sensing, geography, computer science, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Proficient programming skills (e.g., Python, R, Matlab, C, Fortran, or others) are preferred.

Financial support includes tuition coverage, benefit, and a competitive stipend, through opportunities of Teaching and Research Assistantships, and additional fellowships based on qualifications. The application procedure can be found at The application deadline is Dec 15th for full consideration of financial support. Prospective students are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Xiaonan Tai ( to discuss potential research projects and opportunities before applying. 

NJIT is classified as a Very High Research Activity institution (R1). The campus is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, a top spot for unique restaurants and growing arts scene with just 15 minutes from Manhattan by train. It is situated in the very academically dense New York City metro area, with universities like Columbia, NYU, CUNY, Rockefeller, and Princeton. The lab is part of the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, which spans Rutgers University–Newark and NJIT. NJIT is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply.



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