Funded PhD or MS Research Assistantship available through the Department of Society & Conservation at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT USA.
Brian Chaffin (Society & Conservation) and Marco Maneta (Geosciences) at the University of Montana seek applicants for a unique opportunity to pursue a PhD or MS degree at the intersection of hydroeconomic modeling and public policy research. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of social and biophysical scientists collaborating on a NASA EPSCoR-funded research project. The primary role of the PhD or MS research assistant will be to engage in policy research that directly aids in translating technical research results into a form useful to support water policy development in anticipation of changing water supply and demand. In addition, the successful applicant will serve in a unique role as a liaison between the modeling team and the policy analysis team, helping to design and implement a procedure for modeling institutional constraints on water in Montana. The research assistantship provides a stipend for two years (12-month/yr.) including tuition and health insurance. Additional funding will be a available for PhD students. Please see attached position description for additional information and instructions on how to apply. Position open until filled.