Asst Research Professional - CCEE Temp FT - 519008
Company: University of Alabama
Posted on: March 16, 2023
Asst Research Professional - CCEE Temp FT - 519008
Temporary Full-time (No benefits)
Closing at: Mar 19 2023 at 22:55 CDT
Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 214231 - Civil Const and Env Engineering
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: We are hiring an Assistant Research Professional funded by NOAA through Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH; https://news.ua.edu/2022/04/ua-awarded-360-million-to-lead-national-water-effort/). Successful candidate will have a five-month appointment (with the potential to be extended) with the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama, and is expected to conduct innovative and applied research on nature-based solutions for compound flood impact mitigation using coupled hydrodynamic-ecologic models and probabilistic methods. We use computational modeling, operations research, and a wide range of in-situ and remotely-sensed data, analytical and statistical tools/methods to characterize and quantify the extent to which coastal features contribute to the resilience of coastal communities and infrastructure against compounding effects of coastal hydroclimate hazards. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the integration of a detailed hydrodynamics model of select estuaries with ecological response models of wetlands (i.e. MEM) and estimate the risk that hydroclimate forcings and anthropogenic effects pose on coastal communities; also lead and contribute in writing scientific papers, technical reports and present research results, and assist in developing proposals for external funding.
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama seeks applications for Assistant Research Professional Candidates to fill a non-tenure earning research staff position in Dr. Hamed Moftakhari's group. A background and experience in Civil Engineering, Environmental engineering, Coastal engineering, or related areas is needed to assist in the development of coupled numerical models, manuscript preparation, data processing and supervision of student researchers. Desired focus areas include hydro ecological modeling, estuarine and coastal processes, coupled hydrodynamic-marsh modeling, and analysis of biological response of coastal wetlands to sea-level rise. The chosen candidate is eligible to work remotely and is expected to conduct research with various faculty members other postdocs and graduate students on a variety of projects and contribute to research proposals for external funding to partially support the specific research program. The chosen candidate is expected to assist with supervising Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate students.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental engineering, Coastal engineering, or related areas or related fields. Candidates must have post-PhD experience leading research projects and manuscript preparation in high-impact, English-language journals. Candidates are also expected to have experience leading proposals for external research funding.
Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. and must have at least two years of post-PhD active research experience in an academic environment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the "other documents" tab as needed.
Skills and Knowledge: Candidates must have effective verbal communication skills and excellent written communication skills. Required expertise include hydro ecological modeling, estuarine processes, coupled hydrodynamic-marsh modeling using advanced hydrodynamics models (i.e. ADCIRC or DFLOW), and analysis of biological response of coastal wetlands to sea-level rise, strong programming/scripting capabilities, and familiarity with high performance computing. Extensive experience leading manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
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
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