Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Environmental Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-01-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Research Associate to contribute to research on hydrodynamic and morphodynamic modeling of shallow coastal bay systems. Model development and application will focus on the bays, marshes, and barrier islands on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the site of the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Program.

The position requires a PhD in oceanography, environmental science, geosciences, or a related field by the appointment start date and a demonstrated record of research and publication. The candidate must have experience with hydrodynamic modeling (ideally, experience with Delft3D or ROMS). Strong skills in quantitative analysis, verbal and written communication of scientific results, ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are required critical skills.

Appointment is for one year with possibility of a renewal for one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The anticipated start date will be in late August 2016.

To apply, complete a Candidate Profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research experience, interests, and experience with interdisciplinary teams, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0618865.

Review of applications will begin June 11, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Patricia Wiberg through email at: [email protected]

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to:
Rachel Short
[email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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