SCWRS Postdoctoral Fellow: Saint Paul, MN

Agency
Science Museum of Minnesota
Location
Saint Paul, MN
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
Hiring Pay Range: $50,000 USD or more per year / Depending on Qualifications.
Last Date to Apply
12/27/2021
Website
https://www.smm.org/jobs
Description
Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota knows that diversity better ideas, inspires creativity and is essential to building a positive workplace. As an employer of choice, we hire and retain the best employees by valuing differences, creating a collaborative work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities. Read our Statement on Equity and Inclusion. Leading with science and with our equity value in mind, the Science Museum will require all staff and volunteers to show proof of being fully vaccinated or provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test beginning November 15, 2021. Please note, all information is subject to change should guidance from local, state, or federal entities require it. Join our St. Croix Watershed Research Station team as a Postdoctoral Fellow. This position provides scientific expertise and manage funded research projects with a particular focus on aquatic ecosystems and watershed processes. They conduct research that adds to our scholarly understanding of environmental systems. A postdoctoral fellowship is a temporary position for the duration of the funded project (or projects) to which they are hired to work on. This position is located at St. Croix Watershed Research Station, located in the city of Marine on St. Croix, MN – 30 miles north of the Twin Cities. Click here to learn more about SCWRS. Work Environment: Normal office setting with occasional field- and laboratory-work responsibilities, as required for specific projects. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Coordinate and conduct environmental research appropriate to the mission of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Conduct research on lakes, rivers, and wetlands related to ecological stressors such as agricultural land-use, urban and industrial pollution, and global climate change. Contribute technical expertise to research projects in the areas such as aquatic ecology, limnology, hydrology, geographic information systems (GIS), sedimentology, environmental geochemistry, and numerical analysis of environmental data. Coordinate research activities with research partners working on funded projects. Prepare interim and final research reports as required by contract with funding agencies. Write or contribute to the writing of technical papers on research results for submission to appropriate scientific journals. Build partnerships and establish programming that creates relationships within and outside the museum to further the mission. Maintain an effective program of communication with the scientific and lay community by participating in appropriate societies, attending appropriate meetings, and writing. Provide peer review for research proposals and serve in editorial/review capacity for appropriate scientific journals, books, and special publications. Assist with planning of workshops, seminars, events and conferences related to specific research projects and overall mission of the research station. Provide expertise and written material for SMM print and web-based outreach efforts. Provide advice in areas of expertise to personnel within SEED and across the institution. Supervise and mentor research personnel to achieve high performance while meeting the department needs. Provide direction and supervision for staff, interns, and volunteers assigned to funded research. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a PhD in the environmental sciences: ecology, geology, biology, civil engineering, or related fields. Proven track record of interacting creatively and productively with other scientists and environmental stake-holders. Demonstrated ability to write scientific publications and technical reports Demonstrated ability for research that translates to Minnesota's environment. Must be competent in standard office, data analysis, and other related software for area of study. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively. Preferred Qualifications: Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities. Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds. Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish). Hiring Pay Range: $50,000 USD or more per year / Depending on Qualifications. The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents. We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a PhD in the environmental sciences: ecology, geology, biology, civil engineering, or related fields. Proven track record of interacting creatively and productively with other scientists and environmental stake-holders. Demonstrated ability to write scientific publications and technical reports Demonstrated ability for research that translates to Minnesota's environment. Must be competent in standard office, data analysis, and other related software for area of study. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively. Preferred Qualifications: Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities. Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds. Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish).
Contact Person
Je Vang
Contact Phone
6512212542
Contact eMail
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