Asst Research Professional - NWC GIS Hydroscience Developer - 512924

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Apply nowJob no: 512924
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Research/Scientific

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 701101 - VP Research

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: The Assistant Research Professional should show evidence of competence in the disciplinary area of the position and demonstrated promise of moving towards excellence in professional leadership, practice, and/or research and scholarly activities as appropriate for the position. As directed, individuals in this track level independently contribute to the planning and design of research and creative projects. He/she performs supporting research and creative activities such as data analysis, monitoring outcomes, performing lab maintenance, and/or performing experiments and creating creative projects. May assist in both short-term and long-term planning and project goals, as well as in research and creative proposals and dissemination of project findings. This is only a representation of possible duties and is not an all-inclusive listing.

Additional Department Summary: The University of Alabama's Remote Sensing Center is looking for Assistant Research Professionals that will report directly to the Director, Dr. Prasad Gogineni, and work collaboratively with NOAA/National Water Center located on UA’s campus. Desired focus areas include: Hydrologic modelling, algorithm development, and water prediction models. The GIS position will be responsible for development of algorithms for processing large-scale geospatial data sets in support of hydrologic modelling efforts.

This non-tenure earning research professional position is expected to conduct research on a variety of projects with faculty members and collaborate with senior research staff within the NOAA/National Water Center located on UA’s campus.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A relevant post-Baccalaureate degree is highly preferred (Master’s degree or higher). For candidates demonstrating comparable independent research and creative productivity, a relevant four-year undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) and one (1) or more years of documented relevant experience may be substituted. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Skills and Knowledge: Expertise in open-source GIS software and tools, in Windows and Linux environments.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree or B.A. or B.S. degree with relevant experience in Geography, Engineering or Computer Science (or closely related field), effective communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 23 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 14 May 2021 Central Daylight Time

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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 5/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time