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PhD Research Assistantship Position
|| PhD Research Assistantship Position
|| Purdue University
|| Young Hall, West Lafayette
|| United States of America
|| Asia and Pacific
|Type of job
|| diploma/doctoral thesis
|Language of description
|| **Open until suitable candidate is found**
PhD research assistantship available starting Fall 2018.
This 3-year position is part of an NSF-funded project that examines the intersection of social inequalities and payments for ecosystem services. The project’s abstract can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1660481. This position provides an annual stipend of $22,850, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.
The ideal candidate is interested in interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research; is familiar with natural resource decision making, political ecology, and/or other natural resource/conservation social science disciplines/fields; has good oral communication and writing skills; is able to pay attention to detail; and is willing and able to follow instructions carefully and work independently.
Required qualifications: (1) Competency in spoken Spanish; (2) GPA 3.2 or equivalent; (3) TOEFL 550 paper-based or 77 Internet-based if required; and
(4) a master's degree prior to admission. Strongly preferred qualifications:
(1) survey research experience; (2) experimental design experience; (3) statistical/econometric analysis experience; and (4) field experience in the rural Global South.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV (incl. GPA and GRE
scores) via email to Dr. Zhao Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to formally applying to the Purdue Graduate School. Review of applications will start on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Purdue University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
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