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Title:Research Assistant - Hydrology and Watersheds
Post Date:January 24, 2014

Research Assistant - Hydrology and Watersheds

HARC is a non-profit research hub dedicated to performing independent analysis for people and institutions seeking scientific answers in support of a sustainable future. HARC's research focuses on clean air, clean water, and clean energy. Current research programs include Air Quality Science, Clean Engines and Emissions, Hydrology and Watersheds, Environmental Science and Energy Efficiency, the Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center, and Environmentally Friendly Energy Production.

HARC is located in The Woodlands, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston.  HARC offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as the opportunity to work in an exciting collaborative environment. HARC information - www.harc.edu  
The Woodlands Information - www.thewoodlandstx.com.

Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Hydrology or related discipline; Associates degree with a minimum of 5 plus years experience or equivalent with demonstrated working knowledge of discipline principles.  
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Proficiency with statistical software, data analysis, and analyzing temporal and spatial trends
  • Exercises strict confidentiality of all communications, verbal and written.
  • Capability of performing work with no instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Background or interest in environmental issues
  • Strong research skills (computer and library)
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
Major Duties:
  • Acquires, quality assures, and analyzes data and information to prepare information products and written reports for submission to funding entities, publication in technical journals, presentations, and for use in further research activities.
  • Reviews and fact-checks manuscripts; compiles, reads, summarizes, and organizes written materials into bibliographic form; writes reports, summaries or protocols.  
  • Conducts research utilizing sources of information to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate facts; identifies potential sources of data.
  • Analyzes large sets of data for temporal and spatial trends; prepares charts or tables that synthesize the large sets of data into useful succinct representations.
  • Maintains project websites using content management systems, collaborates with HARC webmaster to ensure timely submission of information for HARC website and social media applications.
Proposal Development
  • May assist principal investigators in the development of research proposals.
Project Management
  • Assists project teams with the timely completion of project deliverables.
Internal Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with other HARC researchers on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Communicates project findings in oral and written form for HARC outreach products.
  • Initiates and promotes teamwork, shared learning and integrated approaches to sustainability.
  • Uses professional knowledge and skills to contribute to the achievement of HARC's mission.
  • Participates in HARC internal meetings as assigned; may serve on HARC committees or working groups as assigned.
External Responsibilities
  • Makes contributions to discipline through the creation of peer review publications, technical reports, public outreach documents, web content, and external presentations.
  • Initiates and promotes external collaboration and integrated approaches to sustainability.
Continuing Education
  • Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories and practices in discipline.

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