The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is seeking a full-time Assistant Scientist II to conduct research and provide public outreach pertaining to the management of aquatic invasive plants in a changing climate. Although the work will be field oriented, laboratory and greenhouse mesocosm skills are desired. Candidates will be especially competitive if they could fill a gap in ongoing invasive aquatic plant research. Examples include ecological modeling, statistical analysis, remote sensing, genomics, sediment chemistry, climate change, biocontrol, and phycology. Individuals with nonaquatic backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they can readily adapt their skills to the aquatic environment.
Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in a related field, demonstrated research productivity, and strength in oral and written communication. Preferred qualifications include evidence of the ability to acquire external funding, participation in productive collaborations, and successful mentorship of trainees. Comfort with boats, trailers, long periods on the water, aquatic herbicides, and aquatic plant management techniques is important. A valid driver’s license is required as well as a Connecticut safe boating certification which can be obtained after employment.
The starting salary is $85,906/year with annual increases likely. Additional compensation includes competitive medical, dental and pension benefits. Interested candidates should submit electronically in a single consolidated pdf file: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) statement of future research interests (limit of 3 pages); 3) reprints of two recent publications; and 4) official university transcripts. Finalists for this position may be asked to supply three references. All documents should be sent by December 29, 2022 to: Jason C. White, PhD; Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06504, tel. 203-974-8440, fax. 203-974-8502, Jason.White@ct.gov.