Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Nov 22 2019 Job Description:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Manage environmental, water, and karst hydrology research projects and programs related to the mission of the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES), including graduate and undergraduate student training, through duties related to conducting highly technical field and lab work, data analysis, and reporting. Position supports student research and generates revenue for research and development projects that students are involved with in an ongoing basis. This is a grant and revenue funded position and continuation is contingent upon the successful procurement of extramural grants and contracts for CHNGES and its affiliated operations.
MS degree in a field related to environmental science, geoscience, or a related field, or BS degree in a related field plus a minimum of three years of experience.
Candidate must hold KDOW Certification in Field and Stormwater Sampling
Candidate must have Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control designation
A history of obtaining competitive grants, contracts, or private funding.
Previous program coordination and/or management experience.
Previous experience in conducting research and contract work.
Scientific proficiency in both written and oral formats
Knowledge of field and laboratory operations, including QA/QC.
Must be able to work on several projects simultaneously.
Ability to supervise and lead small to large teams of people.
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