Arizona Geological SurveyDepartment Website Link:
1955 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USAPosition Highlights:
This Research Scientist will be responsible for assisting AZGS research efforts in environmental geology, within the AZGS geologic hazards program, focusing primarily on post-wildfire research. The candidate should have knowledge of sampling methods in burned areas: soil sampling, hydrologic infiltration measurements, vegetation cover surveys, knowledge of flood and debris-flow deposit characteristics, and geomorphic mapping skills. The candidate should have experience with at least one programming language (e.g. Python, MATLAB, C, Fortran), experience developing and/or applying numerical models, and experience using GIS (e.g. ArcPro).
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary duties and responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
- Conduct team research, investigations, data analysis and modeling, and geomorphic mapping in areas recently burned by wildfires as part of grant-funded field projects.
- Conduct solo and team geologic mapping and investigations as part of grant-funded field projects.
- Lead and/or contribute to scientific projects that complement AZGS’s mission.
- Participate in peer-reviewed scientific papers.
- Develop and foster collaborative relationships with UA researchers, private-sector industries, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and other academic institutions.
- Participant in writing proposals for external funding jointly with internal and external partners.
- Ability to engage with staff of varying technical knowledge.
- Strong written communication skills and analytical skills.
- Minimum 3 years' experience
- M.S. in Geosciences or related fields
- Experience conducting geomorphic or geologic fieldwork
- Experience conducting research in recently burned areas
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Grade:
8Career Stream and Level:
Researchers & ScientistsJob Function:
ResearchType of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
4/5/2021Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
Assistant Director, Business-Finance
2/12/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
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