Research Specialist II

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO, US

Description of Primary Duties

1) Support the goals and activities of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute at Missouri State University.
2) Day/overnight travel to project sites up to 10 days per month. Travel costs will be reimbursed from project budgets.
3) Produce technical reports to project sponsors detailing methods and results of environmental studies.
4) Complete field studies using Total Station, RTK GPS, and various stream, soil, and vegetation assessment methods.
5) Install and maintain gages/sensors, collect water and sediment samples, and analyze data to support hydrologic and water quality monitoring networks.
6) Evaluate causes of stream channel and floodplain instability in the field and through analysis of field data and modeling results.
7) Use Arc GIS software to assess land use, soils, drainage basin, and river morphology/habitat characteristics using a variety of data sets including LiDAR and aerial photography.
8) Supervise teams of undergraduate and graduate students to complete field studies and data analysis for OEWRI projects.
9) Note: this job is funded by external grants.
10) Note: Driver’s license is required

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in a scientific discipline is required.

Skills: Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Must have the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff, as well as to communicate effectively with off-campus collaborators. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Proficiency with basic spreadsheet, graphics, and word processing software is required. Other specific requirements depend upon the particular position.





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