Assistant Project Scientist: Water Resources Engineering

University of California Davis
Davis, CA, United States
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Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Languages Required: 
English and Spanish


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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist in the area of Water Resources Engineering.

Basic qualifications include a PhD in engineering, hydrology, limnology or a related field, and experience with the measurement and analysis of time series lake data and lake modeling. Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead field limnology experiments that includes the collection and analysis of time series data, biogeochemical data, and meteorological data. Demonstrated experience with the use of numerical lake models. A demonstrated ability to quickly turn research results into peer-reviewed publications. Experience with communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Additional qualifications: experience in working on small boats, experience working in isolated locations under harsh climatic conditions, excellent computing skills using Matlab and similar software. Fluency in Spanish to enable participation in projects in Latin America and Spain.

Preferred qualifications: experience working with and mentoring graduate students and field technicians.

Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting college.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Davis, CA


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