Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

December 23, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R15383P

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Department Warnell-Research About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

Full time

Advertised Salary $50,000 annually Anticipated Start Date 01/10/2022 Posting Date 10/28/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please ensure to upload the following upon submission of the application: 1) Cover Letter 2) CV 3) Unofficial transcripts of college-level work 4) Contact information for 3 professional references

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

providing statistical and technical assistance, -review monitoring protocols -develop methods and tools for quality-control review, analysis, and visualization of monitoring data for a variety of resources

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities

communicating findings, -prepare and provide statistical-support reports -present research results to partners and at scientific conferences -publish in peer-reviewed literature

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

managing projects, -communicate regularly with project partners about tasks, progress, and results -interact with scientists at the National Park Service and the Georgia Cooperative Research Unit and our partners

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

program assistance, -assist with the daily operations of the laboratory, development of research proposals, and supervision of the other members of the laboratory -communicate regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory -help maintain a supportive collegiate environment

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

and other duties as assigned

Percentage of time 5

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

Provide statistical and technical assistance to the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring Division, with a focus on analyzing monitoring data for a variety of resources (including but not limited to vegetation and water). Prepare and provide statistical-support reports; develop methods and tools for quality-control review, analysis, and visualization of data; assist with the review of monitoring protocols (such as power analyses and evaluating data variability and recommending changes to reduce variability); present research results to partners and at scientific conferences; publish in peer-reviewed literature; assist with development of research proposals; and interact with scientists at the National Park Service and the Georgia Cooperative Research Unit and our partners. Other related duties may also be assigned as needs arise (e.g., required training, contribution to general operation of the research unit). Further, lab members are expected to help maintain a supportive collegiate environment.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

PhD in Ecology, Natural Resources, Statistics, or related field; experience with managing data, generalized linear mixed models, and developing data visualizations; proficiency with R; written and oral communication skills corresponding to quantitative analyses.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position – Record of scholarship and demonstration of expertise with statistical analyses and modeling of monitoring data collected from natural habitats and wild populations (e.g., GAMs, occupancy modeling).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Driving.

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

Contact Information

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email hrweb@uga.edu.

Recruitment Contact Name Brian Irwin Recruitment Contact Email irwin@uga.edu Recruitment Contact Phone

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • List of References with Contact Information
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