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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV

Hiring department Marine Science Inst
Monthly salary $3,958+ depending on qualifications | Monthly
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-22-01-4208
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 07/31/2022
Position open to all applicants
Location Port Aransas, TX
Number of vacancies 2
General Notes

Position is located in Port Aransas, Texas. Position ends 7/31/2022, with the possibility of extension due to funding.

Required Application Materials
  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Co-manage Beaufort Sea Lagoon LTER laboratory, field, and outreach program. Coordinate field logistics, sample inventories and analyses, participate in data analysis and development of publications, communicate findings to the public via media and assist with compilation of annual reports for the Nat. Sci. Foundation

Essential Functions

Financial management - Manage the Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research Program, BLE LTER budgets with program and co-Directors. Gather and pass expenditure requests on to co-Directors for approval. Handle invoice payments and reimbursement requests with UTMSI fiscal office. Facilitate the processing of travel authorizations for BLE Principal Investigator's, students, and staff. Field and Laboratory - Lead core sample collection activities at three BLE LTER nodes, Utqiagvik, Deadhorse, Kaktovik, across the Beaufort Sea coast. Operate snow machines, ice drills, chain saws, and small boats for sample collection. Conduct routine laboratory analyses for constituents such as dissolved inorganic nutrients, DOC, TSS, sediment grain size and chlorophyll, and perform preliminary data analysis. Communication and reporting - Assist with compilation and writing of annual reports to NSF. Maintain accurate records, backups and filing system for all data and QC. Manage all internal communication with BLE LTER managers, scientists, students, and staff and communicate BLE LTER research via email, the BLE LTER website, and social media, including writing materials and making design decisions. Write and provide descriptive materials on the BLE LTER upon request. Manage research outreach. Strategic and internal programmatic evaluation - track and communicate key program metrics. Analyze and communicate program progress.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. degree with major coursework in marine science and two years of related experience, or master's degree and four years of related experience, or bachelor's degree and six years of related experience. Ability to use and design specialized research equipment as required by the project. Three years administration coordination experience or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Substantial experience in field collection and logistics, marine operations and navigation, including the operation of boats, snow machines, and ATVs. Experience working in high latitude systems (all seasons) and within ice dominated systems. Ability to conduct remote field work for extended periods ranging from 3-6 weeks away. Experience with field instrumentation, including SeaBird MicroCATs and SeapHOx, HOBO, SeaHorse, Star-Oddi, and LI-COR dataloggers, pressure sensors, and instrumentation software. Leadership abilities and positive personality. Experience working on higher education projects and initiatives. Experience coordinating grants. Experience in event and meeting planning, and securing space and materials for events/meetings; experience managing and organizing large meetings. Experience with site reviews and hosting visiting scholars. Experience working with student groups. Knowledge of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer program or similar programs. Evidence of professional writing and communication skills. Experience in organizing and executing programs under pressure and with multiple tasks.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving

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