The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. seeks applicants for a Research Associate II who will be responsible for assisting with various ongoing research projects pertaining to water quality and wetland restoration.
Primary responsibilities of this position include assisting with day-to-day operations of a water quality laboratory, conducting field measurements and sampling of wetlands for water quality and greenhouse gases, conducting laboratory analyses of nutrients and gases, and assisting with development of reports and professional publications. This position will communicate regularly with both internal and external collaborators.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.
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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
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Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Degree must be in environmental science or related field.
One year experience in collection and analysis of water quality samples.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in environmental science or related field.
Additional experience with collection of water quality samples and field data.
Experience with automated water sampling and flow monitoring equipment.
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Special Instructions Summary Guaranteed Consideration Date 08/22/2018 Pre-Employment Screening
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