Graduate Research Assistant starting Fall 2021

I am seeking to hire a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to work on projects related to disaster risk analysis, starting Fall 2021. 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 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.

GRAs are expected to be enrolled full-time in a Geography graduate program. PhD applicants are preferred but strong MS applicants with relevant experience will also be considered. The GRA position consists of a competitive monthly stipend, including tuition waiver and benefits. Those interested in the positions should apply to the MS or PhD program in Geography and indicate that they would like to work with Dr. Yolanda Lin. The PhD application deadline is January 15, and the MS deadline is February 1.

Details on the department and the MS and PhD programs in Geography can be found at http://geography.unm.edu. The application process is described on our 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