Climate Change Research Assistant 

(Female, Age 24) from Athens, NY

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Job Title Climate Change Research Assistant
Salary $37,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 35
Company Size (not answered)
Location Athens, NY
Years Experience 2 months

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Describe the type of organization you work for.
University of Georgia, Academia, Research

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Attend courses related to research, search articles and provide literature review on various climate change topics, write scientific papers and conduct statistical analysis of research, collect data, attend conferences and present research information.

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well compensated

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5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am Arrive at work and perform GIS analysis of data collected for research. Used arcGIS program to create maps.
9am to 10am This task continued for hours. I continued to perform GIS analysis of data collected for research. Used arcGIS program to create maps.
10am to 11am Perform GIS analysis of data collected for research. Used arcGIS program to create maps.
11am to 12pm Perform GIS analysis of data collected for research. Used arcGIS program to create maps.
12pm to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2pm Meet with advisor for discussion about future presentation. We are submitting an abstract for a poster presentation contest and wanted to discuss the logistics of the data. We collected data from multiple weather and US data websites to use in the statistical analysis. We discussed how to arrange the information on the poster for presentation purposes and aesthetics.
2pm to 3pm ” ” …still in meeting with advisor
3pm to 4pm Attended a course about the science of sustainability. Discussions about climate change and ecosystem services and how we can value them economically to determine whether or not we are “sustainable” as a society.
4pm to 5pm ” ” …still in course.
5pm to 6pm Went back to the lab to work on weather data collection for the research abstract proposal. Created charts from 1991 to 2008 about precipitation patterns, temperatures, and drought in the Southeastern United States.
6pm to 7pm Done with work for the day.
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