Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 Jobs@UVa ( 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

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVa should be directed to Richard Haverstrom at

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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