The Persad Aero-Climate Lab <http://www.ggpersad.com/> in the Jackson
School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is looking for
an enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate student as part of a
<https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1715557> to look at the
coupled climate and air quality impacts of long-lived versus short-lived
air pollutants using global climate models. The researcher will be expected
to conduct 10 weeks of full-time research between the months of May and
September. Start and end date can be flexible to accommodate quarter or
semester schedules. Work is expected to be primarily remote. Compensation
includes an hourly rate of $10.31-$12.31/hour, depending on the student?s
undergraduate year, at 40 hours/week and a $1040 allowance for
participation in a domestic scientific conference.
The summer researcher will process, analyze, and visualize global climate
model output related to the role that short-lived air pollutants play in
the climate and air quality of several major economies. Internship
activities will include developing computer code to process climate model
data; visualizing and analyzing climate model results; preparing scientific
presentations; and carefully documenting all processing and analysis.
The intern will be supervised by Prof. Geeta Persad
<https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/researcher/geeta_persad> and may be based in
Austin, Texas or may work remotely. S/he will have the opportunity to
participate in virtual and/or in-person seminar series? and activities in
the Jackson School and will have access to University of Texas facilities,
as permitted by public health guidelines. Up-to-date information on UT
Austin’s COVID protocols and operating status can be found at
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a United States university as an
undergraduate student and must have completed their freshman year of study.
As a requirement of the funding source, candidates must be U.S. citizens
and must have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or a
Social Security Number.
Interested applicants must apply by uploading their materials to UTBox at
this link: https://utexas.app.box.com/f/ed63e3668c0e4e03be701d861ff74360.
Review of applications will begin on *February 15, 2021*, but the position
will remain open until filled. The application includes (1) a cover letter
describing the applicant?s interest in the position and assessment of
her/his strengths for conducting research, (2) a resume/curriculum vitae
detailing education; relevant coursework, extracurricular activities, and
honors; and any past research experience, and (3) contact information for
two references who can speak to the applicant?s work ethic and technical
skills. Informal inquiries may be directed to Prof. Persad at