• M.S. degree in water resources, environmental science, or related fields from a regionally accredited college or university.
About the Job
The NRRI is currently seeking to fill a 75% time Researcher 5 position, to contribute to a cross institute project to develop a Natural Resource Atlas for NE Minnesota. This position will involve both supportive and research responsibilities as Manager for the Natural Resource Atlas project. Administrative duties will include day-to-day project management, serving as the coordinator across project teams, budget management, organizational support for two advisory committees, and organizational support for one or more data workshops to be conducted over the next 18 months. The candidate will join a diverse and multidisciplinary team of ecologists, geoscientists, engineers and social scientists and will play a key role in conducting geospatial and statistical analyses with a particular focus on 1) developing a user-friendly, searchable atlas encompassing natural resources in NE Minnesota; 2) conducting statistical analyses relating water quality, physical, geological, geochemical, and biological variables to GIS-derived spatial data sets, 3) developing a decision support interface to guide decision making regarding use of natural resources, and 4) assisting in the implementation of 2 or more case studies to use Atlas data to address a specific question associated with use and development of natural resources in the region . Research is highly interdisciplinary and will involve senior members of the management team, social scientists, engineers, computer and database specialists plus, local, state, federal, public and private partners. Projects may require overnight travel. Other potential projects, contingent upon funding, may be pending with job requirements and duties that are similar to those above, and further proposals based on this project may be developed with the assistance and involvement by the incumbent candidate.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 315652. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.
Complete applications must include the online application, letter of application, CV/resume, unofficial graduate transcript and name, address, telephone number and e-mail of three references.
The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.
Final applicants may be required to provide additional information (i.e. Statement on Diversity). Completed online applications will be considered beginning March 1, 2017. This position will remain open until filled. Desired start date is April 3, 2017.
The position offers a competitive salary starting at $40,698 with a full benefit package. Salary is negotiable commensurate with education and experience.
Please send any inquiries to Patrice Hell, [email protected]
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Please Note: If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact U of M Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.
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Manager for Natural Resource Atlas Project
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN, United States 🇺🇸