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Research Associate in Environmental Sciences - Charlottesville - 22907

Local Staffing
Charlottesville City, Virginia, US
Closing date
Oct 25, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to computational research on ocean biogeochemistry and chemical-microbial networks using numerical modeling techniques and data analysis. The candidate will work directly with Prof. Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences and will be part of the Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP)
The completion of a Ph.D. in oceanography, biology, or related field is required by appointment start date. Candidates required to have experience in numerical modeling of microbes. Background in ocean or aquatic systems is preferred. Ability to use advanced statistical data analysis software such as Matlab, R or SciPy, verbal and written communication abilities, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team, and ability to organize and complete tasks are required skills.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at [] and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2021. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions about the position, please contact Scott Doney, Professor, at
For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at
For information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and
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If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements [] webpage.
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