Engineering and Research Technologist

University of Florida

Collier, FL, USA 🇺🇸

JOB NO: 517556
WORK TYPE: Staff Full-Time
CATEGORIES: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Scientific/Grants

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:Engineering and Research Technologist
JOB DESCRIPTION:Design, develop, evaluate, and maintain hydrologic/agricultural/natural monitoring systems (e.g. water quality auto samplers, data loggers, water level recorders, soil moisture measurement devices, datalogger programming, wireless communication) with focus on hydrology and water quality in agricultural, urban or natural systems.  Design and implementation of QA/QC protocols of the monitoring data acquired from the systems described.Coordination of data collection and field activities.  Supervision of field assistants/technicians and other hydrology and water quality data.Data analysis, including geospatial analyses and report writing for water resources and associated multi-disciplinary agricultural and biological engineering projects and development of automation tools (including cloud/web-based and phone Apps).Delivery of water resources extension programs in conjunction with water resources specialist and represent the SWFREC water resources program at state, federal, and international meetings.Co-authorship of refereed and non-refereed research and extension papers.Purchase equipment and supplies, development of construction bids, keep inventory, and supervision of infrastructure construction related to water resources engineering projects led by the supervising professor.Assist in exploring research funding and co-development of research funding proposals (includes obtaining quotes and helping to prepare proposal budgets).Co-supervision of graduate students as needed.Perform related work as required.
EXPECTED SALARY:Salary is commensurate with education and experience
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area and one year of relevant experience.Valid Driver’s license is needed to travel to offsite field trials.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master’s degree in agricultural/civil/environmental or other engineering or in Agricultural Operations and Management or earth sciences (agronomy/soil and water science/environmental/geology or other related discipline) with adequate experience in instrumentation, data logger programming and data collection.  A. B.S. degree will also be considered.Previous experience and publications in areas of modern instrumentation, sensors, dataloggers, and their programming and tools such as GIS, UAVs and remote sensing is preferred.Experience in project managementWorking knowledge of at least one computer programming languageBackground in hydrologic engineering, agricultural and natural resource or environmental sciencesUse of hydrologic and water quality models and decision support systemsAbility to assist in the development of research projects in conjunction with faculty or other staffKnowledge of the terminology, principles, and techniques used in research and analysis or testingKnowledge of the methods of data collectionAbility to perform statistical analysis using statistical software (e.g. SAS, R)Ability to develop educational materials for agricultural water conservation and quality programAbility to plan, organize and coordinate work assignmentsAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writingAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:In order to be considered for this position, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of a minimum of three references to include contact information (phone number and e-mail address).May be required to travel out of state to field trials.Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

ADVERTISED:28 Jul 2021  Eastern Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:30 Aug 2021 Eastern Daylight Time