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Sr. Research Scientist-523065

  • Florida International University
  • 03/17/21
  • Miami, FL
  • 33199
  • $90,000 with commensurate with experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Florida International University is Miamis public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizonfundraising campaign is furthering FIUs commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum,theWolfsonian-FIU,and theJewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA,with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU,

Supports the Applied Research Center (ARC) in the development, evaluation and deployment of innovative technologies that support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) soil and groundwater remediation program under the DOE-FIU Cooperative Agreement. Manages and leads the Applied Research Center's hydrology modeling team consisting of research analysts and specialists, post-doctoral associates as well as undergraduate and graduate students in conducting research on projects focused on the development and utilization of hydrology models for environmental management and planning.

- Provides the management, coordination, control of activities, communications and budget for multiple programs with multiple ARC clients on the appropriate research programs and technical projects.
-Identifies opportunities and submits proposals for external funding.
-Serves as task manager and leads proposal development efforts in excess of $750,000 annually.
-Publishes peer reviewed journal and publication (proceedings) and/or presents research findings annually at the national and international levels to enhance the scientific stature of the Applied Research Center (ARC).
-Supervises staff and mentors students.
-Coordinates with university research faculty and staff on related projects and programs.
-Develops teaming relationships to assist university-wide initiatives with support of ARC Senior Leadership.
-Serves as Center's primary point of contact with applicable federal agencies/private industry, contractors, etc., on expanding business opportunities as directed. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of new programs and contracts.
-Monitors and stays abreast of federal, state, local government and commercial technical programs and associated related technical programs.
-Ensures compliance with all applicable and relevant regulatory guidelines.
-Assists ARC's senior management in formulating and implementing policies applicable to research programs and technical projects.
-Assists in the establishment of grants and contractual instruments.
-Provides assistance in area of expertise with regards to specific contracts, proposals and related documentation as directed.
-Utilizes expertise in hydrology and physicochemical methods to achieve the Center's research commitments.
-Serves as ARC's Soil and Groundwater Lead for projects involving simulations of watershed hydrology, water management scenarios and solute transport (contaminants, nutrients) using DHI MIKE software and other commercial and open source models.
-Provides oversight of the collection, compilation, analysis, and management of spatial and temporal data using ESRI ArcGIS products and tools.
-Oversees and stays abreast on expertise in water quality and watershed management.
-Develops and applies conceptual and numerical models of surface and subsurface hydrology.
-Obtains and analyzes hydrologic data from various sources. Conducts field research which involves but is not limited to remote and in situ data collection and collection of water, soil or sediment samples.
-Analyzes and summarizes data, presents research results at conferences and publishes in peer-reviewed journals.
-Trains, supervises and mentors students and staff personnel. Works effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
-Participates in the development of proposals for additional funding in relevant research areas.
-Assists in the development of publications, technical reports, monthly, quarterly and year end reports.
-Performs other related duties as required or directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
-Serves as the University's credit card user for departmental transactions. Adheres to University's rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualification:

-Doctoral degree and five (5) years of relevant experience.

Departmental Requirements:

-Experience running hydrologic simulations using commercial and open-source software.
-Degree in civil/environmental engineering, environmental science, or related discipline with focus on water resources/hydrology.
-Experience developing surface water and groundwater conceptual and numerical models.

Desired Qualification:

-Strong and demonstrated experience in studying surface water flow, groundwater flow, and solute transport. Working knowledge of GIS and remote sensing techniques.
-Experience in proposal developing and identifying funding opportunities.

Job Category:


Advertised Salary:

$90,000 with commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule:

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Conditions:

Laboratory Work


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Other Information:

Ability to travel locally and nationally.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Travel to FIU Campus

For further information or to apply online visit our website at and reference job opening ID # 523065

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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