Postdoctoral Research Assistant AD: Natural Infrastructure Systems – Modeling and Monitoring

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The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Posting Number:

G/R14989P

Working Title:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant AD: Natural Infrastructure Systems – Modeling and Monitoring

Department:

ENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. ECAM school is the largest of 3 integrative engineering schools within the College and works closely with researchers across a wide array of disciplines throughout the university.· Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.· Additional information is available at https://www.engineering.uga.edu/schools/ecam

The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is a multidisciplinary research and teaching institution located on Skidaway Island near Savannah. Located on a 700-acre coastal campus with heavy equipment and strong trades support, the Institute provides space and opportunity to deploy experimental infrastructure. The Institute was founded in 1968 with a mission to conduct research in all fields of oceanography. In 2013, the institute was merged with the University of Georgia and added graduate education to its mission. The campus serves as a gateway to coastal and marine environments for programs throughout the University System and region. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental processes, conduct leading-edge research on coastal and marine systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://www.engineering.uga.edu/

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advertised Salary:

$52,000 - $56,000

Anticipated Start Date:

11/01/2021

Posting Date:

09/16/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Start date flexible – dependent upon candidate availability.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Developing and using real-time sensors and control systems to monitor natural infrastructure installations/testbeds including stormwater systems, living shorelines, and marshes.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Modeling interactions between shoreline protections and coastal marsh migration under sea level rise.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Work with military installations to support flood resiliency and advance nature-based solutions for climate resilience.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Co-authoring journal manuscripts and research reports for project sponsors and oral presentations of research to sponsors and at scientific meetings .

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of coastal laboratories.

Percentage of time:

5

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Scholar to work on a grant funded research project: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineering with Nature Initiative for a period of 1 year with additional employment dependent on the needs of the project. In this role they will be work under the direct supervision of Dr. C. Brock Woodson, Associate Professor, and Associate Director for Engineering and Natural Science, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, at the College of Engineering’s School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering (ECAM). This invitation is for the candidate to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Georgia who are engaged in a cooperative research project between the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. This position can be based at either the main campus in Athens, GA, or at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, in Savannah, GA.

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. ECAM school is the largest of 3 integrative engineering schools within the College and works closely with researchers across a wide array of disciplines throughout the university.· Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.· Additional information is available at https://www.engineering.uga.edu/schools/ecam

The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is a multidisciplinary research and teaching institution located on Skidaway Island near Savannah. Located on a 700-acre coastal campus with heavy equipment and strong trades support, the Institute provides space and opportunity to deploy experimental infrastructure. The Institute was founded in 1968 with a mission to conduct research in all fields of oceanography. In 2013, the institute was merged with the University of Georgia and added graduate education to its mission. The campus serves as a gateway to coastal and marine environments for programs throughout the University System and region. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental processes, conduct leading-edge research on coastal and marine systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

This project is highly specialized due to the incorporation of nature-based systems. Candidates should have a PhD in hydrology, water resources engineering, coastal engineering, or related field; and are expected to have a demonstrated high level of expertise in developing monitoring techniques and tools. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the ability and commitment to thrive in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment and the ability to conceptualize and implement high quality/high impact engineering research projects. In addition, applicants showing a demonstrated interest in working across disciplinary boundaries at the upland-aquatic interface to examine the physical responses of nature-based systems to coastal environments will be given preference.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Candidates should have a PhD in hydrology, water resources engineering, coastal engineering, or related field; and are expected to have a demonstrated high level of expertise in developing monitoring techniques and tools.

Physical Demands:

Typical lab environment.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Location
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Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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