Fully-funded Ph.D. Research Assistant Position

Fully-funded Ph.D. Research Assistant Position
(Environmental Science or Related Subjects)
Joint Research Collaboration between WTAMU and TTU

Experiments on the Atmospheric Ice Nucleation with a Cloud Simulation Chamber

Beginning: ASAP

Stipend: $26,104.28 per year (up to 3 years with a possibility of extension – performance pending)

Degree Awarding Institute: Texas Tech University (Dept. of Environmental Toxicology)

Supervisors: Drs. Naruki Hiranuma (WTAMU) and Todd Anderson (TTU)

Requirement: They seek an energetic & qualified student who has an academic background in Science or Engineering. The successful applicant will obtain a Ph.D. with experience in aerosol science, cloud physics, in situ microphysical instrumentation, and analysis of data using industrial/scientific software. Please send your resume to Dr. Naruki Hiranuma at nhiranuma@wtamu.edu to schedule an interview.


  • Conducting experiments to study biological, physical, and chemical properties of ice-nucleating particles with the guidance of junior/senior scientists.
  • Testing newly developed Portable Expansion Chamber for Ice-nucleating Particles Measurement (PINE).Mentoring B.S. and M.S. students.
  • Presenting results at well-recognized conferences, producing the best quality thesis, and publishing peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • General interest in one of the following areas: atmospheric/climate science, toxicology, or microbiology.
  • Special interest in an experimental study on cloud microphysics and ice nucleation.
  • Readiness to commute between WTAMU and TTU & travel across nations (valid DL and Passport).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with LabView, MatLab, IDL, and/or IGOR (Bonus/Optional).

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