Join Us!

Thank you for your interest in our research! This page includes information on current or potential opportunities to join our team, and the process for applying.

Prospective graduate students: general steps for inquiries and applications: 

The application deadline for Fall 2024 admission is at the start of January 2024. Graduate student funding opportunities for Fall 2024 will be posted here as they become available.

  1. Review the programs where I advise graduate students (see below). Consider which is best for you based on your background and your career/academic goals. Also note the application process:
  2. Review current graduate opportunities (posted below, typically in fall every year).
  3. Contact Mark Raleigh to discuss further.
  4. After meeting, we will both consider whether this is a potentially good fit. If so, Mark will recommend that you submit an application to OSU. Applications are due to in early January. See the links above for the application to the program of interest.

We have the following potential opportunities available in our research group for graduate and undergraduate students:

Graduate student opportunities:

None at this time.

Postdoctoral scholar opportunities:

None at this time.

Undergraduate research opportunity: URSA Engage

The application for this undergrad research opportunity is in fall quarter each year. Note that it is restricted to current 1st/2nd year undergraduates students at OSU.

Each year our research group invites undergraduate researchers to join us through the URSA Engage program, with research activities in Winter and Spring Quarters. Each URSA student will engage in research, broadly related to how water stored in snowpack varies across mountain landscapes and forests. URSA projects tend to include local fieldwork in the Oregon Cascades, where we measure water in snowpack during multiple dates in winter/spring. During these field trips, URSA student(s) will dig snow pits and measure snow properties, including snow density, stratigraphy, and snow water equivalent. After fieldtrips, the student(s) will work together to ensure accurate and complete digitization of field data. URSA students would have the chance to analyze, visualize, and interpret the collected field data, and compare it to other datasets (e.g., remote sensing, geospatial data, other field data, etc.). There is some latitude in URSA projects, but generally they should relate to the field of snow hydrology.

More info on timeline and application: