We are an inclusive group driven by our intellectual curiosity and sense of purpose. Join us to use earth science, decision science, data science, and engineering to address critical societal challenges!

Students from under-represented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Policy
We do not hire unpaid interns, except for academic credit.

Open positions


Undergraduates

There are openings for undergraduates beginning Spring 2021. Undergraduates are typically expected to work at least 10 hours per week during the academic year.

Graduate students

There are openings for graduate students to begin fall 2021. See the announcement.

Post-doctoral researchers

We are not actively hiring post-docs. However, if you have a compelling project in mind that advances our mission and leverages our expertise, please reach out!

How to apply

Please visit our lab guide before applying.

Undergraduates

Send James an email with your current CV and a 1 page PDF summary of the project you would like to carry out.

Graduate students

Apply to the program of your choice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See Rice graduate admission guidelines. You are also encouraged (though not required) to send James an email with your current CV, a statement of your research interests, and any relevant prior work.

Post-doctoral researchers

Please send James by email a current CV, a summary of your past research and future plans, at least three references, two publications, and a short summary of how your skills will complement our group's work.