Water Resource Research Assistant

South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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This position is limited to current SDSU employees.

South Dakota State University Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Water Resource Research Assistant. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible, hourly position. This position is supervised by the Water Resource Engineer.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research project protocol and experimental procedures, project implementation, ensuring research data is accurate, reliable and uninterrupted; graduate and undergraduate students are well trained in research protocol, safety and how to appropriately conduct research; keep all research equipment properly maintained and in good working order; ensure that research sites and labs are presentable and organized; work with faculty to produce newsletter articles and press releases for Water Resource Institute; update website; develop databases for Water Resource Institute data; organized information and data that is readily accessible and compliant with government funding requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree completed by first day of employment in a Science or Engineering Field;
• At least one year of experience in Environmental Research
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work as a contributing team member;
• Demonstrated use of technology in laboratory and field settings;
• Demonstrated ability or potential to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate research projects and results;
• Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and willingness to travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in a Science or Engineering Field by first day of employment
• Previous Lab Management experience;
• Demonstrated experience with laboratory and field protocols;
• Demonstrated experience in equipment maintenance;
• Demonstrated collaboration in developing funding proposals to support new and/or enhanced programming;
• Experience in publishing Outreach materials, extension materials, and peer reviewed publications.

BENEFITS:
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

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