CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Research Assistant

CISC Research Assistant 


The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) is seeking a research assistant to contribute to a large-scale international research project focusing on urban coastal resilience and transformation in response to extreme events and climate change. The research assistant will work closely with the Institute Director and Program Manager to collect and analyze data, review background literature, develop presentations, and make substantial contributions to the various research products that will be generated from the project.


Applicant must be a current CUNY graduate student with a background in geography, environmental science/studies, planning or similar discipline with significant research experience and strong writing skills. A general background in physical science, specifically climate change science and GIScience experience are advantages.  This position is part-time, 10-15 hrs/wk, for a duration of up to 1 – 2.5 years with favorable work reviews. Compensation is $17.50 per hour for Master’s students and $20.00 per hour for doctoral students. The selected candidate will start immediately and work both from the CISC offices on the Hunter Main campus and remotely.


Review of applications will begin on 20 December 2013 and continue until a candidate is chosen. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to the CISC Program Manager, Lesley Patrick at Please use “CISC Research Assistant” as the email title.

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