RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II

Location
Newark, DE
Posted
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II
Job ID 104446
Location Newark, DE


PAY GRADE: 29E

DEADLINE: Open until filled

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conducts multi-disciplinary investigations and monitoring of groundwater occurrence and use. Independently collects and analyses hydrogeologic data from DGS records and other State and federal agencies. Independently collects complex scientific data through on-site acquisition of data and review of existing publications. Catalogs, queries, and performs routine and ad hoc quality control checks on the data using the DGS computerized management information systems.
  • Maintains capabilities to effectively use computers for data collection and analysis and document preparation in support of research, service, and exploration. Develops complex relational databases and geodatabases and prepares accompanying maps and reports. Analyzes spatial distribution of data points and performs statistical investigation of spatial data. Uses and develops computer-aided data logging, drafting, and geographic information systems software to complete these duties.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and supervises field crews of two or more investigators, students, and sub-contractors collecting data on soils, sediments, aquifer hydraulics, water quality, hydrostratigraphy, and water levels.
  • Coordinates with investigators and administrators of other University departments and outside agencies involved in this and other similar projects to collect and disseminate data and findings of research and service efforts.
  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, prepares proposals (grants and contracts) to support research projects and service efforts.
  • Prepares technical reports and maps for publications, presentations, and submission to funding agencies.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree and three years' related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Degree in geology, environmental science, or other related field preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of borehole geologic and geophysical methods including knowledge of drilling equipment used to install groundwater monitoring wells, and for collecting subsurface geologic samples.
  • Ability to work with the principal investigator to design, organize and coordinate scientific research projects.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with PC-based (Windows) database management, and geographical information software are necessary. Course work in geographic information systems, numerical methods, and hydrogeology desirable.
  • Knowledge of geologic and hydrogeologic units of the Delaware Coastal Plain preferred.
  • Ability to interact with personnel at the University and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possession of a driver's license with the ability to operate vehicles legally in Delaware.
  • Position requires work inside at a computer work station and in a sample processing and examination laboratory as well as regular physically demanding work outside in hot/cold/wet conditions, including lifting equipment of up to 50 pounds.


How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html


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