Research Specialist I (Natural Resources & Environmental Systems)

Prairie View A&M University

United States

June 22, 2021

Description

Job Title

Research Specialist I (Natural Resources & Environmental Systems)

Agency

Prairie View A&M University

Department

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

$3,562.34 monthly

Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The successful candidate will assist the principal investigator in an ongoing project on Management of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment using Innovative Approaches and other projects related to watershed hydrology; extreme hydrological events (flood and drought) prediction and evaluation; soil health management; impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes; agricultural water management and evaluation of decision support systems for agricultural and landscape settings; irrigation and nutrient best management practices for sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection in a changing climate; and numerical modeling using spatial and temporal data analyses.

This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal or grant or restricted funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with laboratory and field data collection; sample preparation, monitoring, storage, and analysis; and data entry and review of statistical analysis results. Assists the principal investigator in an ongoing project on Management of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment using Innovative. Approaches and other projects related to watershed hydrology, extreme hydrological events (flood and drought), prediction and evaluation, soil health management, impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrological processes, ag water management and evaluation of decision support systems for ag and landscape settings, irrigation and nutrient best management practices for sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection in a changing climate, and numerical modeling using spatial and temporal data analyses.
  • Uses the scientific method as applied to field and lab projects and development of research methods and protocols; assists in achieving the University's commitment top excellence in teaching, research and service; participates in extension and outreach activities as needed by the program.
  • Assists with scientific poster and paper presentations; Assist in writing research findings for scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles, research proposals to continue and/or extend research work.
  • Assists other researchers in CARC (students, researchers and technicians)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of related experience.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift moderately heavy objects. Ability to exert heavy force.
  • Work beyond normal business hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in natural resources, hydrology, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, computer engineering, or related academic fields emphasizing water resources, soil sciences, and environmental science, especially water management, soil health, surface and subsurface hydrology, and natural resource management.
  • Academic preparation through formal course work and earned credits, and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of academic or research stated above.
  • Experience in the use of laboratory analytical techniques, field research design and implementations at different scales, spatial and temporal data analyses, and computer programing (e.g., high-level computer program languages including Java, C++,Python, PHP or related languages, SAS statistical software, MS-Access
  • databases packages).
  • capacity and desire to work cooperatively in multidisciplinary teams, and capability to contribute to publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Strong numerical hydrologic modeling experience, including the use of different models and developing various water management tools.
  • Excellent scientific writing and communication skills.
  • Skills and familiarity in deploying and managing field instrumentation ,e.g., soil moisture sensors, groundwater monitoring wells, data-loggers, and sensor networks.
  • Ability to work with and train undergraduate and graduate students using different laboratory and field equipment and software.
  • Job Posting Close Date:

  • 06/22/2021
  • Required Attachments:

    Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Application Submission Guidelines:

    All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

    The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

    Background Check Requirements:

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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