Graduate Research Assistant in Watershed Science
Pace University is seeking a part-time Graduate Research Assistant (RA) to support a two-year grant-funded project focused on assessing the Pocantico River Watershed (PRW). The PRW is approximately 10,000 acres in the Towns of Ossining, Mount Pleasant, and New Castle and the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, NY. The RA will be part of a team of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The focus of the RA position will be to: participate in an assessment of the Pocantico River; organize meetings of a local watershed group; conduct interviews of relevant stakeholders; and use the information collected to create an ArcGIS story map of the PRW.
A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, ecology, or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting ecological field work, be proficient in GIS, and have strong communication skills (both verbal and written). The RA must be enrolled or accepted into Pace University’s Masters of Environmental Science and Policy Program at the time of appointment. For questions on Pace’s MSESP program please contact Dr. Matthew Aiello-Lammens at: email@example.com. The proposed start date is somewhat flexible but will be no later than September 2022. Applicants must be available to work during the day during the week. A valid driver’s license is required. The stipend provided by the grant is $12,500/year for two years. The number of hours worked per week can be flexible. Pace also provides partial tuition support through merit-based scholarships.
To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three professional references to Dr. Michael Rubbo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.