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13 Dec 2023

Full-Time Post Doctoral Research Hydrologist

University of the Virgin Islands – Posted by [email protected] St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Job Description

Post Doctoral Research Hydrologis

Classification Information 

Classification Description: Professional

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Number: 121348

Department: VI EPSCOR

Job Description

The Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) seeks a Research Hydrologist for the territory. This position would be responsible for building a program to support the “Watershed Monitoring and Land Use” research theme within the current 2020-2025 NSF-EPSCoR award “Ridge to Reef” (R2R; Award #1946412). The goals of this program include designing methods to decrease environmental impact from erosion and water pollution, collect and interpret data to inform local natural resource managers, and help address existing and anticipated water security issues in the Territory. Other priorities for the position including developing water supply & demand models that integrate hydrologic data that captures runoff and recharge in the USVI. Research to improve understanding of VI aquifer dynamics including characterizations of saltwater intrusion due to factors such as aquifer depletion, high tides, storm surges or sea level rise, is also a Territorial need and opportunity.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Demonstrated strong field research skills.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work in team settings and meet tight deadlines with tangible deliverables.
  3. Demonstrated ability to complete personally assigned tasks with a high degree of independence.
  4. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (including examples of scientific journal publications) and ability to work with a range of partners and collaborators, including students, faculty, staff, professionals, organizations, and the public.
  5. Strong desire to learn new skills and tools and receive instruction and training.
  6. Demonstrated grant proposal preparation and reporting skills.
  7. Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  8. Experience working in R, Python, or similar data analysis software packages.
  9. People and project management skills, to engage with a range of different groups.
  10. A high level of commitment and self-motivation
  11. A logical, methodical approach and good organizational skills.
  12. A flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt to change and deal effectively with varying situations.

Required Qualifications

Education & Experience

1) Ph.D. in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a relevant field;

2) Experience with ground water-related research

3) Experience with data management, field research, and hydrologic modeling.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Background in ground and surface water monitoring and quantitative characterization.
  2. Background in tropical island geology.
  3. Background in aquifer characterization including salinization.
  4. Experience managing and supervising small teams and mentoring students (or willingness to learn).
  5. Experience in seeking out and securing new grant funded opportunities.

Physical Demands

  1. Must be able to travel for research, meetings, conferences, workshops, and training (following current University and territorial safety guidelines);
  2. Must be willing to work outside of standard workday hours (weekends and evenings);
  3. Must be self-motivated;
  4. Must have the ability to be always professional;
  5. Should be able to perform strenuous activity, including the ability to lift 50 pounds and conduct prolonged fieldwork in a range of tropical island ecosystems.

Posting Details

Posting Number: P151

Location: St. Croix

Number of Vacancies- part time: 1

Posted Salary: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00

Advertised Job Duties

The Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) seeks a Research Hydrologist for the territory. This position would be responsible for building a program to support the “Watershed Monitoring and Land Use” research theme within the current 2020-2025 NSF-EPSCoR award “Ridge to Reef” (R2R; Award #1946412). The goals of this program include designing methods to decrease environmental impact from erosion and water pollution, collect and interpret data to inform local natural resource managers, and help address existing and anticipated water security issues in the Territory. Other priorities for the position including developing water supply & demand models that integrate hydrologic data that captures runoff and recharge in the USVI. Research to improve understanding of VI aquifer dynamics including characterizations of saltwater intrusion due to factors such as aquifer depletion, high tides, storm surges or sea level rise, is also a Territorial need and opportunity.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Demonstrated strong field research skills.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work in team settings and meet tight deadlines with tangible deliverables.
  3. Demonstrated ability to complete personally assigned tasks with a high degree of independence.
  4. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (including examples of scientific journal publications) and ability to work with a range of partners and collaborators, including students, faculty, staff, professionals, organizations, and the public.
  5. Strong desire to learn new skills and tools and receive instruction and training.
  6. Demonstrated grant proposal preparation and reporting skills.
  7. Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  8. Experience working in R, Python, or similar data analysis software packages.
  9. People and project management skills, to engage with a range of different groups.
  10. A high level of commitment and self-motivation
  11. A logical, methodical approach and good organizational skills.
  12. A flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt to change and deal effectively with varying situations.

Open Date: 12/01/2023

Close Date: 01/31/2024

Special Instructions to Applicant

Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at: www.vimovingcenter.com

Internal or Externally Advertised?: External

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Other Document
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Research Statement

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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