Associate Research Professional (OWP Integrated Science and Engineering Division)

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 🇺🇸

Job no: 513816
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Research/Scientific

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified – Grade NA


Department/Organization: 701101 – VP Research


Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: The Associate Research Professional should show a high level of achievement and impact as appropriate for the position’s duties. Oversees research projects and assumes responsibility for the day-to-day activity supporting the project. Contributes significantly to the planning and design of research and creative projects. May assist in both short-term and long-term planning and project goals, as well as in research and creative proposals and dissemination of project findings. This is only a representation of possible duties and is not an all-inclusive listing.


Additional Department Summary: The University of Alabama seeks applications for Assistant, Associate, and Research Professional Candidates. Successful candidates are expected to develop and sustain sponsored research programs and seek and obtain external funding to partially support the specific research program within the National Water Center on campus.


Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: The rank of Assistant Research Professional requires a minimum of a Master’s degree. The ranks of Associate Research and Research Professional require a Master’s degree with experience or Ph.D. degree.


Skills and Knowledge: Proficiency with programming (Python preferred), experience with GIS software and spatial data, data science, and statistical analysis. Intermediate to advanced understanding of hydrology, computational modeling, validation/verification methods, hydrometric data collection, and uncertainty. Applied experience in signal processing and high-performance computing techniques is a bonus.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” Poster

Advertised: 23 Jul 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Aug 2021 Central Daylight Time

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Links

“EEO is the Law” Poster”
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement”
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

“Family and Medical Leave Act” 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

“Employee Polygraph Protection Act” 
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf


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