Research Senior Associate in Nutrient and Organic Carbon Cycling and Peatland Hydrology

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Research Senior Associate

Department: Arts and Sciences | Earth Sciences

Research Senior Associate to join a research team in the School of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences performing independent research in nutrient and organic carbon cycling and peatland hydrology that combines remote sensor networks with machine learning.  The objective will be to identify and characterize specific Earth surface processes at watershed scales using sensors and telecommunication technologies to detect and measure water level, steam discharge and aqueous geochemical changes through time.  Duties include designing and developing new experimental approaches and equipment, analyzing and interpreting research results and preparing manuscripts for publication.  Other responsibilities include overseeing operations for the International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC), collaborating with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research group, assisting with proposals for external funding, and supervising both graduate and undergraduate student assistants.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Earth Sciences or related area with 4 years of research experience.  Prior experience in performing water quality laboratory analyses required.

Desired Qualifications:

PhD in Earth Sciences or related area and 5 years of research experience.  Research interest in the areas of aqueous geochemistry, isotope hydrology, shallow groundwater and stream hydrology desired. Knowledge of the breath of international geochemical research and its applications desired for the IAGC portion of the job.

Additional Information:

The School of Earth Sciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Senior Associate to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The target hiring range is $53,800-$71,700 annual. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, the unit’s available budget, and the candidate’s qualifications.

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Location: Mendenhall Laboratory (0054)

Position Type: Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours: 40

Shift: First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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