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Research Associate in Environmental Sciences - Charlottesville - 22911

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Earlysville, Virginia, US
Closing date
Nov 27, 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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Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 [] issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 [] to reflect these new requirements.  

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements [] webpage.
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