Biological and Ecological Engineering Groundwater Modeling Lab Tech

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR, USA 🇺🇸

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Job TitleBiological and Ecological Engineering Groundwater Modeling Lab Tech
Appointment TypeStudent Employee
Job LocationCorvallis
Position Appointment Percent100
Appointment Basis12
Pay MethodHourly
Pay Period16th – 15th of the following month
Pay DateLast working day of the month
Min Hourly Rate$13.50 (Standard); $12.50 (Non-Urban); $14.75 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate$20.40 (Standard); $19.90 (Non-Urban); $20.90 (Portland Metro)
Position SummaryThis recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Groundwater Modeling Lab Tech position for the Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Salini Sasidharan at the Groundwater Sustainability and MAR Lab. The student will work groundwater modeling projects (Lower Umatilla Groundwater Management Area and /or North Willamette Valley MAR Site). The project aim is to develop an understanding of these basins for developing managed aquifer recharge based solutions to improve groundwater quality and quantity.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Position DutiesData processing & modeling – 70%Downloading and compiling data for groundwater modelingConverting hard/PDF data to suitable formatsProcessing the data to make it analysis readyProcessing the results to make it presentation readyMaintaining office and databaseResult presentation to stakeholders

Laboratory and field experiments – 30%Need-based assistance for laboratory and field experimentsMaintaining the laboratoryAssist in field data collectionAssist in preparing data for manuscript and reports
Minimum QualificationsFull Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements

Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of studyMust meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employmentMust meet the applicable minimal enrollment standardHigh School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling programUndergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per termUndergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per termGraduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term**International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.
Additional Required Qualifications2nd or 3rd year Undergraduate Student in the specialization of Water Resources Engineering/ Hydrology/ Environmental Engineering (ENVE)/ Mathematics or Statistics/ Biological and Ecological Engineering/ Data Analysis/ Agricultural Sciences (AGRI)/ Civil Engineering (CE)Proficiency in computational tools (data entry and analysis using excel, PowerPoint, and Word), and experience in using relevant scientific computational tools and softwareEvidence of competence in written and spoken English and excellent communication skillsAbility to follow oral and written instructions, protocols, and research methodsEvidence of self-motivation and ability to work independently and learn new skillsEffectively work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and perspectivesAbility to lead a field crew or work effectively within a small team of researchersThis position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Preferred (Special) QualificationsExpertise with excel and other data processing/ analysis toolsExperience in coding will be preferredExperience with GIS platforms will be given preferenceExperience with handling chemicals and water/ soil samples in labExperience/interest in working in the field to for data collection will be advantageous
Working Conditions / Work ScheduleThe student worker may be required to work up to an approximate 20 hours per week.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberP09459SE
Number of Vacancies1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date01/23/2023
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date01/13/2023
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date01/19/2023
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this searchCompetitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to ApplicantsWhen applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:1) A Resume/Vita2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.For additional information please contact: Salini Sasidharan at salini.sasidharan@oregonstate.edu

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

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