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Research Associate III

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 191000 - Geosystems Research Institute
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Department: 191000 - Geosystems Research Institute

Position Function:

This position will assist in the continued development and application of geospatial research activities at the Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) located at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following: geospatial workflow development and recommendations for funded research; technical application and support for geospatial research and high performance computing; provide technical support to federal, state, and local government agencies in the use and applications of geospatial technologies; geospatial education and outreach activities; develop web-based geospatial applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Beginning with a Bachelors degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a bachelors can begin work at Associate I; To begin at Associate II, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree; To begin at Associate III, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree.

2. Beginning with a Masters degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a masters degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at Associate II; To begin at Associate III, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience; To begin at Senior Associate, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience.

3. Beginning with a Doctoral degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a doctorate degree with 2 years of relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at Associate III; To begin at the Senior Associate, one must have a doctorate degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree with an emphasis in geospatial technologies; experience with Esri and open source geospatial software; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience with suitability modeling and multi-criteria decision analysis; visualization and graphic display of geographic data; prior experience with the development of geospatial training and education resources; geospatial programing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Windows OS; Microsoft Office; Esri and QGIS software; public speaking; technical writing; spatial databases.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:  http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/

Apply online with a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your transcripts. Any social security
numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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