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Research Scientist Associate

Research Scientist Associate

Austin, United States
Job Posting Title:
Research Scientist Associate - Environmental Science Institute (JSG)

Hiring Department:
Department of Geological Sciences. The University of Texas at Austin

Position Open To:
All Applicants

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Conduct and supervise scientific research; coordinate research activities in the Environmental Science Institute; and assist in the management of the Environmental Science Institute.
- Conducting scientific research and assisting students in their research. Investigations are primarily geologic and geochemical involving analyses of trace elements and stable and radiogenic isotopes in samples of water, soil, and rock. Research areas include caves, aquifers, surface water, climate, and paleo-environments, and sustainable urban systems. Field and laboratory research activities are required. Writing of scientific papers to disseminate research results is required. Research may include evaluating educational programs. Manage budgets and expenditures associated with research activities.

- Identification of grant opportunities, and inception, writing, editing, and submission of grant proposals and budgets to federal, state and NGO grantors. This will involve working with affiliated Institute faculty to write and submit proposals to support their research, the research outlined in Function 1 above, and identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary grant proposals and organizing faculty teams to pursue these opportunities.

- Supervision of research and laboratory activities of employees, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Assist with oversight of laboratory facilities and procedures. Supervision of undergraduate research assistants in the Environmental Science Institute.

- Assist in the management of the Environmental Science Institute. This includes review and approval of documents online, organization of staff activities, and coordination of ESI’s research networks.

- Marginal/Incidental Function: Assist with special events and other duties as assigned.
Doctoral degree in geosciences emphasizing geochemistry, with four years' related experience. Three years' experience developing peer-reviewed publications and proposals related to water resources, paleoclimate, isotope geochemistry, and sustainable urban systems. Experience in conducting and interpreting analyses of stable and radiogenic isotopes. Strong communication and team building skills.
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