The West Virginia University (WVU) Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS) is pleased to announce an opening for a PhD graduate research assistant (GRA) to be filled spring semester 2021. West Virginia University is the state’s flagship research-one institution, and is among the top universities in the nation, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

A highly motivated GRA is sought that is committed to gaining experience measuring and monitoring land use practices, hydrology, climate and biogeochemical processes, and/or water quality in the Appalachian region of the United States. This GRA must be experienced and highly adept to field work and able to maintain environmental monitoring equipment. The GRA will also collect, process, analyze and model data leading to an exemplary dissertation including multiple peer reviewed articles.

Applicants must possess bachelors, and master’s degrees completed in a closely related field. Successful applicants will work collaboratively and independently, and must have a U.S. driver’s license and automobile. The GRA will include a competitive stipend, health insurance, and tuition waiver. To apply, please forward by email the following documents (unofficial documents for initial application are acceptable; incomplete applications will not be reviewed): transcript, curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students), cover letter (including academic, research and professional goals and interests), and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Jason Hubbart, 3109 Agricultural Sciences Building, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA; Tel No. (304) 293-2472; Fax: (304) 293-2960; Email: