The Air Quality Scientist ((Researcher II, III, SR, or Lead) will conduct atmospheric research at Utah State University's Bingham Research Center, focusing on air quality in Utah's Uinta Basin. This work will include developing, maintaining, and applying 3-D photochemical air quality models. It will also involve field and laboratory work, including collecting samples, maintaining analytical equipment, and processing and analyzing data. The successful applicant will participate in writing reports and peer-reviewed publications, developing project plans (including grant writing), and engaging with local government and industry stakeholders to establish relationships, cooperate in project execution, and share research results. Funding for this position is available through an ongoing appropriation from the Utah legislature (50%), an agreement with local government (25%), and external grants and contracts (25%).
This position will be filled at either the Researcher II, III, SR, or Lead level. Salary will be commensurate with job level and experience, and compensation will also include USU’s generous benefits package. Salary grades and ranges are available at https://www.usu.edu/hr/compensation/job-descriptions and https://www.usu.edu/hr/compensation/salary-grade-table, respectively. Opportunities to teach and to become affiliated with an academic department (as research faculty) may arise but are not guaranteed. The Bingham Center is located at Utah State University's campus in Vernal, Utah. The successful applicant will live in the Uinta Basin and work at the USU campus in Vernal.
Applications will be reviewed starting May 1st, 2023 and will be considered until the position is filled. We encourage those from all backgrounds and communities to apply and are committed to having a team with diverse life experiences and abilities.
Applicants at the Researcher II level will:
Applicants at the Researcher III level will:
Applicants at the Researcher SR level will:
Applicants at the Researcher Lead level will:
Minimum qualifications for applicants at the Researcher II level:
Minimum qualifications for applicants at the Researcher III level:
Minimum qualifications for applicants at the Researcher SR level:
Minimum qualifications for applicants at the Researcher Lead level:
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Preferred Qualifications for all applicants:
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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.
The USU Bingham Research Center focuses on environmental chemistry and the environmental impacts of energy development. The Center's research is internationally regarded and yet had a meaningful impact on our local community's health and economic outcomes. The Center receives more than $1 million in research funding annually from grantors at all levels of government and from private industry. The Center has an endowment for student researchers and has involved dozens of graduate and undergraduate students in its work.
The Bingham Center's research is respected and widely utilized by stakeholders of all political affiliations, by a wide range of local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, and by private industry and environmental advocates alike.
The USU Vernal campus is minutes from world-class mountain biking, fishing, river rafting, high mountain wilderness, slick rock, and more. Dinoland.com provides information about Vernal and the incredible Uinta Basin area.
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