Purdue University—West Lafayette is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 37,101 (fall 2021), its setting is city, and the campus size is 2,468 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Purdue University—West Lafayette’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 51.

Funded Graduate Assistantship: Development of a 3D groundwater flow sensor for US Geological Survey: We are recruiting a graduate student to work on the development of a prototype 3D groundwater flow sensor.

This sensor is being constructed to support the USGS Next Generation Water Observing System. A prototype will be built on an open source environmental logger platform developed by RRIV (River Restoration Information & Verification) and tested under laboratory and field conditions.

This 2-year funded graduate assistantship will begin August 2023. The graduate student will work at Purdue University and be mentored by Jake Hosen (Dept. of Forestry & Natural Resources) and Keith Cherkauer (Dept. of Agricultural & Biological Engineering) in collaboration with RRIV and USGS researchers.

Thesuccessful candidate will be prepared to develop and test embedded hardware and software. Proficiency in C, C++, Rust, or similar programming languages is beneficial. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the position, or for more information, email Jake Hosen at jhosen@purdue.edu.  Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.

Salary: $26,000/year

Last Date to Apply: 06/15/2023

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