Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Entity: Michigan State University (MSU)
Location: East Lansing, MI
“The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University has an opening for a self-motivated graduate student with interests in remote sensing, agricultural production, climate shocks, resilience, sustainability, telecoupling, and/or metacoupling. Working under the guidance of Jianguo (Jack) Liu, the graduate student will join an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional USDA-funded 5-year research project. This project will investigate the complex interactions and cumulative impacts of multiple shocks (e.g., climate change, disease outbreaks) on the resilience and sustainability of agri-food systems in the U.S. Midwest and beyond.
With a flexible starting date, the successful candidate will have opportunities to interact and work with a large interdisciplinary research team with expertise in agricultural economics and supply chain management, artificial intelligence and digital agriculture, food and nutritional science, modeling, remote sensing, social network analysis, K-12 educational outreach, rural development, science communication, system integration, sustainability, and sustainable food systems and food security, to explore new frontiers of interdisciplinary research.
Application materials include: (1) a letter of application, (2) CV or resume, (3) transcripts, (4) GRE scores, (5) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (6) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (7) up to three representative publications, if any. Unofficial copies of the transcripts, GRE, and TOEFL scores will be accepted initially.
Applications will be reviewed starting March 31 and will continue until a qualified candidate is found.”