Urban Water Sustainability Research Scientist
Company/Organization: Texas Water Resources Institute
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Texas Water Resources Institute
Proposed Minimum Salary
The Research Scientist will develop research programs related to urban water sustainability efforts, including, but not limited to, themes such as ecosystem services, blue-green infrastructure, water reuse, stormwater management, water governance, and water conservation in urban environments.
Research Scientist will develop research programs related to urban water sustainability efforts, including, but not limited to, themes such as ecosystem services, blue-green infrastructure, water reuse, stormwater management, water governance, and water conservation in urban environments.
70%: Research- Collect primary data, conduct interviews, and work closely with a wide range of stakeholders and institutional contacts related to water and stormwater management in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This position also requires strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks, maintain overall program mission, and work cooperatively in a diverse team environment. In addition to pursuing their own data collection, the researcher will collaborate with other research staff on the as specified by the urban water leadership team. Candidate also will be expected to collaborate and work with the AgriLife Extension Program Specialists. They will support the research team and project objectives, lead and contribute to academic publications, participate in team meetings, engage in presentations, and organize workshops and other events related to urban water science plan.
15% Proposal Development- Develop grant proposals to support their continued research activity and collaborative efforts across the AgriLife Research units.
10%: Project Management- Organize and manage project data, arrange events and meetings relating to the project, engage in project management, and contribute to the analysis and dissemination of research.
5%: Other Duties- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- PhD in Geography, Sustainability Science, Urban Planning, Natural Resources Management, or allied environmental social science discipline.
- Six (6) years of related experience
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Knowledge and research experience in urban sustainability, resilience, environmental services, and/or sustainable urban systems;
- Ph.D. in field related to urban sustainability or allied field
- Development of research funding proposals (as PI or Co-PI)
- Interdisciplinary collaboration on research or education
- Science-policy interface
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis skills
- Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and stakeholder engagement
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a team player
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
- Ability to analyze and interpret primary documentary and quantitative material;
- Ability to translate research analysis into peer-reviewed articles.
- Excellent academic writing and communication skills in English.
- Capacity to pursue discipline-based and interdisciplinary work, and to conduct independent scientific research at a high level
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of urban environmental and sustainability literature
- Teamwork skills
- Experience co-creating knowledge mobilization products with community members and stakeholders
- Skills in project management and grant writing
- Emerging track record in social research and international peer-reviewed publications (published in peer-reviewed articles)
Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.
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