Ph.D. positions in global carbon cycling and environmental data sciences
Syracuse University, New York, United States
Start reviewing process: 15 January 2023

The Hydrogeochemistry And eNvironmental Data Sciences (HANDS) Research Group ( at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Syracuse University ( is seeking Ph.D. applicants interested in assessing the carbon and water fluxes from the land water systems using machine learning techniques, hydrological modeling, and Earth system modeling. The graduate student will be fully funded by a mix of NSF funds and TA, and would have access to computing facilities at NCSA/SDSC. The expected starting date is Fall 2023. Applications for fall admission are strongly encouraged by January 15.

Required/preferred qualifications:

  • B.S. in geology/geochemistry/hydrology/hydrogeology or relevant fields; M.S. degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge about earth surface processes, low-temperature geochemistry, and critical zone sciences (e.g., rock weathering and water-rock interactions).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Programming skills in R or Python are preferred but not required.

If you are interested, please follow the instruction on our departmental website ( to submit the application.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Tao Wen ( Please include a copy of your CV, a brief description of any prior research activities (note: prior research experience is not required for admission!), and your current research and educational interests.

Tao Wen (he/him/his)
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Heroy Geology Laboratory, Room 319B
141 Crouse Drive, Syracuse, NY 13244
Twitter @jaywt

Syracuse University

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group