Graduate Research Assistant

I am seeking to hire a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to work on projects related to disaster risk analysis and resilience starting Fall 2022. Potential topics include:

· Novel methods to select effective scenarios for applications in emergency management and disaster risk analysis

· Ways to leverage historical qualitative data to improve disaster risk forecasts

· Developing tools to facilitate risk communication to community members and other stakeholders

I encourage enthusiastic candidates with an interest in reducing the risk of communities to natural hazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes) to apply. I am excited to hire a GRA who is eager to work in a highly interdisciplinary space at the intersection of the built, social, and natural environments using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Experience in at least one programming language (e.g. R or Python) is preferred. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

GRAs are expected to be enrolled full-time in the UNM Geography PhD program. The GRA position consists of a monthly stipend, including tuition waiver and benefits. Interested candidates should apply to the PhD program in Geography at the University of New Mexico and indicate that they would like to work with Dr. Yolanda Lin in the personal statement. The PhD application deadline is January 15.

Details on the department and PhD program in Geography can be found at http://geography.unm.edu. The application process is described on the UNM GES website at: https://geography.unm.edu/academics/graduate-studies/index.html.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Yolanda C. Lin, Assistant Professor

e-mail: ycl@unm.edu

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico