|Department Contact Name||Carolina Mijares|
|Department Contact Phone||575-646-7991|
|Department Contact Email|
|Classification Title||Post Doctoral|
|Position Job Title||Postdoctoral Researcher|
|College/Division||Vice Pres Research|
|Department||470500-Water Resources Research Institute|
|Internal or External Search||External – Open to all applicants|
|Appointment Full-time Equivalency||1.0|
|Reports To Position Title||Professor|
|Target Hourly/Salary Rate||48,000-60,000|
|Recruitment Summary||New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.|
|Job Duties and Responsibilities||The postdoctoral researcher will gain extensive experience working in a leadership capacity on NSF-funded projects and future proposals and collaborating with pioneer water, data, and systems scientists from renowned institutions such as the San Diego Supercomputer Center, System Dynamics Society, University of Bergen, and Sandia National Laboratories. The job duties and responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher will be to conduct research and modeling supporting the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute in the following projects:|
Lead system dynamics-related activities of an NSF-funded project (AccelNet), which aims to create a new international network of networks that connects U.S. and international networks of hydrology, social science, data science, and systems science to establish a novel transboundary groundwater resiliency research approach. Activities include: 1. developing an online course on the application of system dynamics for transboundary groundwater resiliency research, 2. conducting group model building workshops, and 3. acting as a liaison for the System Dynamics Society’s Water Special Interest Group.
Seek external funding through writing and submitting grant proposals.
Publish papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. Assist in the research training of graduate students associated with the Water Science and Management graduate degree program.
Note: The postdoc is responsible for performing duties in line with meeting NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic goals of enhancing student success & social mobility, elevating research & creativity, amplifying extension & outreach, and building a robust university system.
|Classification Summary||Assist, instruct and function as a role model for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a relevant research program.|
|Classification Standard Duties||Supervise, direct, delegate and evaluate work of assigned staff. Oversee and/or conduct research. Assist in technical support for the delegated project. Create new opportunities by preparing and submitting new project proposals to national funding agencies. Perform related duties as required.|
|Knowledge||Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, mentoring and performance evaluation; research techniques and designs; methodologies; data collection and analysis.|
|Skills||Skills in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication; literature reviews and compilation; material development for scientific and non-scientific audiences; grant writing and peer reviewed publications; modification of existing models or development of new models. The applicant may be responsible for, but not limited to, assisting in technical and outreach support in the department and organizing outreach events and conferences addressing activities associated with the research project.|
|Abilities||Ability to direct, evaluate, train and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; make presentations; work as a member of a team; write technical reports, conference presentation papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and grant proposals.|
|Required Education||Doctorate degree in related field.|
|Required Experience||No previous work experience required.|
|Preferred Qualifications||PhD in a discipline related to system dynamics and hydrologic modeling such as data analytics, or informatics at an accredited institution of higher education. Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to hydrology, arid region issues, multi-disciplinary teamwork, network analysis, and stakeholder engagement.|
|Other Departmental Requirements||Requires valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain an NMSU driving permit within three months of employment. Requires travel to field sites, presentations, etc. Must be able to travel out of state and overnight.|
|Standard Work Schedule||Standard (M-F, 8-5)|
|If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe|
|Physical Work Location State||NM-New Mexico|
|Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico||DA-Dona Ana|
|Contingent Upon Funding||Contingent upon funding|
|Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement||This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).|
|Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)||01/03/2022|
|Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)|
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||Per Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, executive order 2021-045, state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning September 30, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing. |
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
|Quicklink for Posting||https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/43926|
|Environment||Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.|
|Physical Effort||No or very limited physical effort required.|
|Lifting Requirements||Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.|
|Risk||No or very limited exposure to physical risk.|
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