Research Scientist

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS, US

This is a professional entry level research personnel whose primary responsibility will be to conduct basic and applied research, under supervision or independently, without the obligation of lecturing classes. The incumbent is expected to supervise Research Associates and Post-Doctoral Research Associates, which may include training and guidance in defining a research problem and advising research approaches. The incumbent is also expected to seek funding opportunities by submitting proposals in collaboration with a higher ranking research faculty or scientist and to serve, if appropriate, as Co-P.I. of research projects. Publish journal and conference papers, and perform some basic duties in grant administration is also a part of this position.

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional, essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

1. Development of Decision Support Systems and tools for watershed management and for flood emergency management.

2. Integrates state-of-the-art GIS technology, general programming concepts and trends, database programming concepts and web-based application development concepts with Decision Support Systems.

3. Creates mathematical programming and heuristics for combinatorial optimization problems in the area of water resources.

4. Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment to create innovative solutions in the area of watershed and reservoir management, and critical water infrastructure management.

Ph.D. in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related technical field, AND at least one (1) year of experience.