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Research Associate (Post Doc)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The following documents are required to be attached as electronic documents with your application: 1) A cover letter highlighting how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and how these will help you make an impact at Oregon State University. 2) A curriculum vita that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers. 3) A research statement (maximum three pages) describing your proposed research program and how it leverages strengths of the School, College, and University. 4) A diversity/inclusion statement (one page) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community. For additional information please contact: Kathy Westberg at 541-737-1786 or e-mail kathy.westberg@oregonstate.edu. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)
Position Title Research Associate (Post Doc)
Job Title Research Associate (Post Doc)
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Post Doctorate
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
Position Summary

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position with expertise in water resources systems analysis, hydroinformatics, decision making under uncertainty, and multiobjective optimization. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.
The position is expected to start on February 1, 2018. Duties include development and evaluation of a secure decision support system for coordination of adaptation planning among food, energy, and water actors in the Pacific Northwest. The candidate would be expected to assist with stakeholder engagement, develop computer codes to interface with simulation-optimization algorithms, design graphical user interfaces, conduct research experiments and publish the results in high caliber, peer reviewed journals; aide in the supervision and training of research assistants; assist with the development of research proposals; and participate in a variety of outreach activities.

Position Duties

100% Performing research in the areas of hydroinformatics and water resources systems analysis.
Develop computer models and supporting software, conduct research experiments and publish the results in technical reports and high caliber, peer reviewed journals.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

PhD degree in civil engineering, water resources engineering, hydroinformatics, industrial engineering, or related field.

Strong commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strong publication record in prestigious peer reviewed journals.

Extensive research experience and the ability to work effectively on several projects simultaneously; excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Expertise in hydrology, decision support systems, and expert systems.

Strong programming skills in Python, C++, JAVA, SQL, and JavaScript.

Expertise in statistical analysis and applications such as R or SPSS.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Expertise with statistical analysis and computer programming.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Sitting in desk and occasional field work.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01658UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 02/15/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 10/06/2017
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 12/31/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

The following documents are required to be attached as electronic documents with your application:

1) A cover letter highlighting how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and how these will help you make an impact at Oregon State University.
2) A curriculum vita that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers.
3) A research statement (maximum three pages) describing your proposed research program and how it leverages strengths of the School, College, and University.
4) A diversity/inclusion statement (one page) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community.

For additional information please contact: Kathy Westberg at 541-737-1786 or e-mail kathy.westberg@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents