Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Environmental Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-09-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate in the field of seagrass ecology, in support of the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER project. The tasks of the position include: 1) analysis of long-term data on seagrass restoration trajectories; 2) evaluation of environmental controls on resilience of seagrass ecosystems; and 3) analysis of biogeochemical (carbon, nitrogen) processes and sequestration.

Candidates must have a background in seagrass ecology. Experience with the following technical aspects is preferred: statistical methods, spatial analysis, carbon and nitrogen analyses, and boat operations. This is a 12-month appointment that may be extended depending on performance and available funding.

The completion of a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences or Ecology is required by the appointment start date. The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2018.

To apply, complete a Candidate Profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0623029.

Review of complete applications will begin April 23rd, 2018.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Karen McGlathery at [email protected]

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to Richard Haverstrom at [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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Posted: 4/10/2018
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