Dr. Luigi Boschetti and Dr. Alistair Smith are seeking a highly motivated student to pursue a Ph.D. in Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho. The successful candidate will be involved in NASA-funded research on global industrial forest monitoring from Landsat imagery. The project is funded by the NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program and will require interaction with the US Forest Service and with international collaborators in Brazil, Malaysia and Colombia. Applicants should have a master's degree, a background in remote sensing, with programming and quantitative analysis skills, and an interest in carbon monitoring applications. Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential.
The research assistantship will have duration of three years, starting in August 2014. The assistantship includes a stipend of $20,000 per annum, plus coverage of tuition, fees and medical insurance. US citizenship is not required; the university is an AA/EEO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
The University of Idaho is located in a small and friendly university town, with low cost of living, a stimulating cultural life and exceptional opportunities for outdoors activities. UI was ranked in 2014 among the top 25 colleges for adventure-seekers by ‘Outside’ magazine.
To apply, please email Luigi Boschetti a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three referees.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idaho; detailed information about the application procedure for national and foreign students is available online.