Utah State University

Postdoctoral Fellow I - Watershed Sciences - Fine Sediment Lab

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/11/2020 12:56 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2710
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Watershed Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

Overview

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position available in the Watershed Sciences Department at Utah State University as a collaboration between the Brahney Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab and Belmont Hydrology and Fine Sediment Lab.

 

Project: Identifying sediment sources and guiding conservation strategies for the Mississippi River Basin.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in a collaborative project aimed to identify sources of sediment to the Mississippi River. The postdoc will develop a sediment fingerprinting database to evaluate data gaps and develop best practices.

Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant field (Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Biogeochemistry, etc)
  • Familiarity with sediment fingerprinting methods
  • Proficiency in R, Matlab, or Python
  • Relevant experience in data architecture/modeling and data base management systems

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV that includes the names and contact information for three references emailed to Janice.brahney@usu.edu and uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. letter describing your background, interest in the research area specifically addressing how you anticipate contributing to the project goals to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Unofficial transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

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The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

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For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

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USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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