iUTAH Archived Opportunities

 

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Year 5 Opportunities

 

iUTAH iFellows Undergraduate Research Program

Application deadline: February 10, 2017

iUTAH is recruiting undergraduate students from any Utah school to participate our iFellows Undergraduate Research Program in summer 2017. Students of diverse cultural backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The iFellows Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain first-hand research experience in the labs of iUTAH project scientists. iFellows are placed at either the U of U, USU, or BYU for the summer, and participate in valuable research, mentorship, science training and communication opportunities throughout the program. The program recruits students to assist with iUTAH-related research, which cover a wide range of academic disciplines. Applicants from any university major who are interested in research and water-related issues in Utah are welcome to apply.

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Year 4 Opportunities

 

Call for 2017 iFellow Mentors

Proposal deadline: December 16, 2016

iUTAH is putting out a call to all iUTAH Research Faculty at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and Utah State University to submit possible projects for inclusion in our highly successful iFellows Undergraduate Research Program. Proposals from prospective faculty mentors must be received no later than December 16, 2016. 

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants (RCGs)

Deadline: October 14, 2016

iUTAH is now accepting applications for RCGs for Year 5, 2016-2017. RCGs provide opportunities for faculty and students from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions in Utah to develop partnerships with faculty at their own or other undergraduate institutions or with Utah’s research universities (USU, U of U, BYU), or with community or professional partners. The purpose of these partnerships is to engage with the research objectives of iUTAH—specifically, maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah—and to build the capacity of participating institutions to conduct further research in the area of water sustainability. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about iUTAH. Applications are especially welcome from people traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (for example, women and ethnic minorities).

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2016 WaterGirls Weekend

Deadline: May 2, 2016

WaterGirls is a FREE field experience program for middle school girls to do water science in the out of doors. Students will be led by professional women scientists and will visit city and mountain streams to measure water quality. WaterGirls 2016 weekend program takes place May 6 & 7, 2016. All middle school students (grades 6, 7, & 8) are eligible to apply. Application deadline is May 2! The program is looking for both middle school students and volunteers to apply.

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2016 iUTAH Summer Research Institute

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Teachers, undergraduates, and high school students (grades 9-12), apply now for this weeklong research opportunity!

 

The iUTAH Summer Research Institute and Symposium is an exciting opportunity to perform research water-related research in natural and urban areas, while learning about water sustainability topics specific to the Wasatch Front. During the Institute, students will work with university researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and teachers to conduct scientific investigations in the Red Butte Creek Watershed. The teams will prepare a poster to display their results at a science meeting (symposium) and learn about careers and college in small groups on the same day.

 

This year’s program will take place July 11-15, 2016 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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iUTAH 2016 iFellows Undergraduate Research Program

Deadline: February 12, 2016

iUTAH is now accepting applications for the 2016 iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program!

 

The iFellows Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain first-hand research experience in the labs of iUTAH project scientists. iFellows are placed at either the University of Utah, Utah State University, or Brigham Young University for the summer, and participate in valuable research, mentorship, science training and communication opportunities throughout the program.

 

We are recruiting undergraduate students from any Utah institution of higher learning. Students from institutions that primarily serve undergraduates and students of diverse cultural backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. While we are recruiting students to assist with water research, the projects cover a wide range of academic disciplines and we welcome applicants from any university major who are interested in research and water sustainability.

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M.S. or Ph.D. Research Assistantship - Water Policy and Governance

Position is slated to be filled by January 2016

Utah State University invites applications for a graduate research assistantship to analyze water policy changes and innovations occurring in Utah, a rapidly growing and urbanizing state in the United States Intermountain West. This assistantship opportunity is part of a multiyear, NSF-funded study aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in the urbanizing Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area (WRMA). The successful applicant will be expected to:

 

  1. conduct policy analysis of water strategies and reforms currently being debated in the state;
  2. analyze governance structures for effective water management;
  3. situate changes occurring in Utah’s water sector within broader (regional, national, global) political, social, and economic dynamics and decision-making processes;
  4. incorporate findings into dissertation
  5. participate in iUTAH activities

 

The successful applicant will conduct an examination of the state’s water policy landscape with a view toward characterizing the critical boundaries, as well as the boundary-spanning processes and information sharing tools, that: connect deliberations about water to other pressing public policy issues; affect the way water is governed; and, influence the ways in which various aspects of water management get prioritized on the state’s policy agenda.

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Year 3 Opportunities

 

iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants (RCGs)

Deadline 11:59 PM Friday October 23, 2015

 

RCGs provide opportunities for faculty and students from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions to develop partnerships with faculty at their own or other undergraduate institutions or with Utah’s research universities (USU, U of U, BYU), or with community or professional partners. The purpose of these partnerships is to engage with the research objectives of iUTAH—specifically, maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah—and to build the capacity of participating institutions to conduct further research in the area of water sustainability. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about iUTAH. Applications are especially welcome from people traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (women, ethnic minorities). 

 

 

iUTAH Communications Specialist

Review Date: September 5, 2015

The iUTAH project is seeking an individual with expertise in outreach/marketing to join our Communications Team. The Communications Specialist will coordinate public outreach and marketing activities for a large, multi-university research and training program aimed at strengthening scientific capacity to meet the challenges of water sustainability in Utah.

Although employed by Utah State University, the Communications Specialist works collaboratively with scientists and students from colleges and universities throughout Utah to provide information about iUTAH’s research and education programs to state and local water managers, citizens, policy makers and interest groups. The ideal candidate will have experience in media relations/public relations, science writing, website content development, university extension, graphic design and/or similar activities.

 

The position is 0.75 FTE, averaging 30 hours per week. Duties include: working with members of iUTAH’s research, cyber-infrastructure, education, and diversity enhancement teams to develop, publish and disseminate written products that describe iUTAH’s programs and the state-of-knowledge about water sustainability; handling news media inquiries and directing them to appropriate iUTAH personnel; creating visually engaging materials that inform various audiences about iUTAH research and education activities; and working with our website designer to maintain an extensive, multi-purpose website.

 

Work generally will be conducted during normal business hours but the position will require occasional travel to meetings and field trips at various locations in the state. The duty station can be either iUTAH’s main office in Logan or our auxiliary office in Salt Lake City. The position is contingent on funding, currently scheduled to end on July 31, 2017.

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PhD Research Assistantship: Agent-Based Modeling of a Hydrological-Human-Ecological Water Systems

Utah State University (USU) invites applicants for a PhD-level graduate research assistant position beginning in August 2015. The research assistant will develop an agent-based model to couple hydrological, human, and ecological components of an integrated water system. The assistantship is part of a multi-year, National Science Foundation-funded iUTAH project aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Front.

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2015 iUTAH Summer Institute

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Like to spend time outdoors learning about your environment? Join us for a week spent performing research in the Heber Valley along the Middle Provo River Watershed and contribute to the bigger picture of water sustainability in Utah .June 15-18, 2015 (Institute) and July 17, 2015 (Symposium) at the Utah Valley University, Wasatch Campus, Heber City, UT.

 

During the Institute you will:

  • Work in small teams of high school students, undergraduates, teachers and graduate students.
  • Perform hands-on research in the field related to: microbiology and water quality, vegetation and soil moisture, and the influence of geology on water quality.
  • Gain insight into what scientists do and how they collaborate.
  • Work together to analyze your data and prepare a poster to share your research findings.
  • Earn a stipend for your participation.

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Graphic Design/Marketing Assistant

The National Science Foundation funded iUTAH project is in need of a part-time undergraduate student graphic design/marketing assistant to join its Communications Team.  The graphic design/marketing assistant will design, implement, and produce all types of visual and text materials for project initiatives.  Specific tasks may include logo/wordmark/slogan/ad development, poster and flyer design, presentation templating, infographics, online material, etc.  We are looking for an individual who is motivated, creative, and dependable, and who is excited about joining an interdisciplinary team of professionals working to secure a water future for the state of Utah.  The position is for up to 20 hours/week; scheduling is flexible.  Pay is commensurate with experience.

 

Qualifications:
Required: Extensive demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Powerpoint, etc.; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to excel in managing task priorities and work under deadlines; ability to work as part of a team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Preferred: Junior in Graphic Design, Marketing, or JCOM (Public Relations).  Interest in and familiarity with marketing/branding concepts, demonstrated ability to work within and beyond an existing visual identity.

 

How to apply:
Apply online at  www.usu.edu/career/htm/career-aggie

Position will post on February 25, and remains open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Questions?  Email Andy at andy.leidolf@usu.edu

 

Technician Assistant

The National Science Foundation funded iUTAH project is in need of a part-time undergraduate student to assist with research and maintenance activities in the Logan River Watershed. Activities include measurement of Logan River discharge rating curves. This work involves working in and around the Logan and other rivers in Northern Utah to obtain flow measurements. The student will also assist with calibration and maintenance of a climate and water monitoring network. Tasks involve a mixture of field and office work including: sensor calibrations and cleaning, measurement of river discharge, sensor repair, data entry, data monitoring, and data quality control. Due to the nature of field work, the applicant must be able to commit to at least one full workday per week.

 

Qualifications:
Basic: Applicant should have an interest in earth science, hydrology, climate, and/or biology. Driver's license and experience driving pickup trucks. Willing to work year round for 2 years due to training requirement. 

Preferred: Sophomore or Junior level undergraduate, year round outdoor experience, familiarity with snowmobiles, experience with computer programming, experience with or interest in sensors and electronics.

 

How to apply:
Apply online at  www.usu.edu/career/htm/career-aggie

Questions?  Email Chris at chris.cox@usu.edu

 

Watershed Technician Assistant

Deadline: March 27, 2015

The National Science Foundation funded iUTAH project is in need of a part-time undergraduate student to assist with research and maintenance activities in the Red Butte Creek Watershed. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the iUTAH team and will gain a wide variety of practical field, laboratory, and office skills related to hydrology and ecology. Tasks will include, but not be limited to: 

 

  • Stream flow measurements 
  • Instrument maintenance and calibration 
  • Water sampling 
  • Data monitoring and quality assurance 
  • Data quality control 
  • Data entry 
  • Tree water use studies 
  • Equipment installation
  • Miscellaneous lab tasks 

 

This job will be part time (8-16 hours/week) during the school year with the opportunity for full time (30-40 hours/week) during the summer. 

 

Qualifications:
Basic: 

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology, Engineering, Earth Sciences, or a related field. 
  • Interest in hydrology, ecology, or sustainability science. 
  • Good physical condition. 
  • The ability to hike and work outdoors in most weather conditions. 
  • Good attention to detail and ability to work independently. 

 

Preferred: 

  • Experience with environmental sensors, water sampling, sensor calibration, and/or electronics. 
  • Year round outdoor experience. 
  • Able to commit to two half days (4 hours) or one full day (8 hours) per week. 
  • Computer programming and data analysis experience – preferably MATLAB or Python. 

 

If interested, please email a resume and current unofficial transcript to Dave Eiriksson at dave.eiriksson@utah.edu

 

BYU Research Technician Position in iUTAH

Job Posting Close: March 6, 2015

We seek a technician to take responsibilities for the operations of climatic and hydrologic monitoring systems in northern Utah. The technician will have daily responsibility for all aspects of hydrological instrumentation network design, operation/maintenance, data quality assurance/control, and training. iUTAH is a statewide project funded through the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Program. Planned research instrumentation will quantify aspects of climate, snow and vegetation dynamics, and water quantity and quality in the middle Provo watersheds. Aside from these duties the iUTAH project will afford excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary experiences in hydrologic data management and interpretation. One technician will be hired at Brigham Young and will work closely with two other iUTAH technicians at the University, University of Utah, and Utah State University.

 

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Maintain hydrological instrumentation to ensure that data quality, service, and security of data products are linked to needs of iUTAH researchers
  • Assemble standard operating procedures for hydrological instrumentation
  • Test and calibrate hydrological instrumentation according to standard operating procedures; validate and analyze data as part of quality assurance and control
  • Field data collection responsibilities include: (a) conduct routine maintenance and calibration of climate and aquatic sensors according to standard operating procedures; (b) measure stream flow and prepare rating curve for surface water locations; (c) collect and prepare snow and water samples for biogeochemical analyses
  • Participate in iUTAH project meetings and activities at home institution and state-wide
  • Train iUTAH researchers how to use instrumentation

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in science or engineering
  • Experience in field work and environmental measurements
  • High motivation and independence with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to travel on a daily basis and to work in inclement weather (rain, snow, etc.)

 

Preferred:

  • Masters Degree with research experience/thesis in some aspect of environmental science
  • Technical experience in either climate monitoring and environmental data acquisition (e.g., Campbell Scientific data loggers) or stream hydrogeography and aquatic sensors (e.g., YSI datasondes)
  • Ability to drive a snowmobile or to ski in backcountry locations

 

How to apply:

Salary and benefits are competitive and specifics depend on the university hiring practices. To apply for these positions, please apply through the specific HR links below:

  • YJobs (https://yjobs.byu.edu) (Water Quality and Environmental Monitoring Technician)
  • Job Posting Open: February 25, 2015
  • Job Posting Close: March 6, 2015
  • Position Start Date: March 23, 2015

 

Questions? Contact Zachary Aanderud (zachary_aanderud@byu.edu), Brigham Young University (College of Life Sciences)

 

UTAH Post-Doctoral Positions: Modeling coupled human-natural water systems

The iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year. At least one position will be a post-doctoral fellow with modeling expertise to work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers on our interdisciplinary team.  

  • The primary focus is to lead development of and experimentation with modeling frameworks for investigating human-natural interactions related to the region’s water quality and water supply. iUTAH has hydrologic, ecological, climate, land use, and agent-based models under development, and opportunities for validating their coupling include sophisticated terrestrial and aquatic sensor arrays installed by iUTAH along the region’s mountain and urban environments. 
  • As a secondary task, the selected candidate will work with stakeholders and scientists to investigate a suite of scenarios representing future changes in the water system that can be used as a common basis for model evaluations by the interdisciplinary project team, and guide development of frameworks that stakeholders can use to interact with the models and visualize water outcomes. 

 

The selected candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at the University of Utah, and will interact with project participants at Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and other campuses in Utah. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

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iUTAH Post-Doctoral Positions: Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry of Urban Watersheds

The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows over the next 9 months to work with hydrologists, ecologists, biogeochemists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers.  The successful candidate for this position will work with iUTAH faculty and students at a facility consisting of both a sub-watershed scale urban hydro-observatory and experimental bioretention systems. We are particularly interested in an individual whose research will focus on coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes in urban catchment ecosystems, using modeling, observational, and experimental approaches. It is expected that this postdoctoral research will help to 1) quantify the spatial and temporal patterns in how urbanization impacts water quality and quantity, and 2) assist in the development and evaluation of solutions (green infrastructure) to pressing water quality issues at the mountain to urban transition.

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iUTAH Post-Doctoral Positions: Ecohydrological/Climatic Aspects of Utah's Water Systems

The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year.  At least one individual will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 1. All applicants must be comfortable working with large real-time datasets to answer ecohydrological questions. In this announcement, we seek postdoctoral applicants to work with faculty on one or more of the following topics:

  • Coupled processes in mountain aquatic/terrestrial ecology
  • Urban eco-hydrology and/or hydro-ecology
  • Ecosystem processes along montane through urban transitions
  • Coupled regional climate and urban climate modeling

The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at either Brigham Young University, Utah State University or University of Utah. Postdoctoral positions are expected to be 2-year appointments. However, the position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

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iUTAH Post-Doctoral Positions: Social and Engineered Aspects of Utah's Urban Water Systems

The iUTAH project anticipates hiring 2-4 postdoctoral fellows in the coming year. The successful candidate for this one
position will be a post-doctoral fellow with social and/or engineering science expertise to work with iUTAH social scientists, engineers, planners, hydrologists, and ecologists on our interdisciplinary team. We are interested in hiring an individual who will work with and expand upon existing iUTAH datasets on at least one of three possible themes:

 

  • Individual, organizational, and institutional drivers of water use and management behaviors
  • Responses of water actors to changes in environmental conditions
  • Impacts of built water infrastructure on urban water budgets and water quality

 

The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate based at either the University of Utah, Utah State University, or Brigham Young University. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

 

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SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems Webinar

Registration Deadline: Feb 24, 2015

The National Science Foundation is hosting an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm EST. The webinar will provide further information about the Dear Colleague Letter: SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems and will feature a live Q&A session. Registration must be completed by Feb 24th.

 

Webinar topics include:

  • Guidelines and eligibility
  • Proposal preparation guidance
  • Recommendations for showcasing the coupled nature of the food, energy, and water system
  • Deadline for submissions to the Dear Colleague Letter announcement (March 30, 2015)

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2015 iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program

Deadline: Febuary 13, 2015

The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain first hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project. iFellows will participate in an 11-week paid summer research fellowship, at either the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU). The 2015 program will run from May 18, 2015-July 31, 2015. Throughout the summer, iFellows work side-by-side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students to learn the fundamentals of basic research, and are expected to spend 40 hours per week working on their assigned project. In addition, the iFellows will attend cohort-building sessions throughout the summer where they will learn professional skills, practice poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers. iFellows present their results in a poster session at the annual iUTAH Symposium in July and at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research the following spring.

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Research Catalyst Grants call for proposals

Deadline: December 1, 2014

iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants (RCGs) provide opportunities for faculty and students from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions to develop partnerships with faculty at their own or other undergraduate institutions or with Utah’s research universities (USU, U of U, BYU), or with community or professional partners. The purpose of these partnerships is to engage with the research objectives of iUTAH: specifically, maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah, and to build the capacity of participating institutions to conduct further research in the area of water sustainability. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about iUTAH. Applications are especially welcome from people traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (women, ethnic minorities).

 

 

 

Year 2 Opportunities

 

2015 AISES Joint Regions 1 & 3 Conference Participant Support Application

Deadline: December 28, 2014

The University of Utah American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter and iUTAH are pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for participant support (up to $500) to the 2015 AISES Joint Regions 1 & 3 Conference being held in Salt Lake City, UT from March 5-7, 2015 at the University Guest House and Conference Center. Applicants must be undergrad or grad students attending school in one of the states indicated on the application.

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Volunteers needed for water monitoring around Cedar City

Date: November 6, 2014

Utah Water Watch needs volunteers to assist the Cedar/Beaver watershed coordinator with monitoring water quality. This is a special opportunity to collect scientific data and monitor local restoration projects. We need a network of trained volunteers that can periodically assist the watershed coordinator with monitoring. This is a great service opportunity for clubs or organizations, students, or adults. It is a fun way to get outdoors and learn more about your local water ways while giving back.

Volunteers will learn how to collect a water sample, measure stream flow, and use a water quality sensor to gather important scientific data to monitor stream restoration projects. If you are interested we will hold an initial meeting and training session on Nov. 6th from 4-5:30 PM at East Canyon Park (500 E Center St.) in Cedar City.

If you have questions or to register for the training please contact Brian Greene (brian.greene@usu.edu) at 435-797-2580. Registration is not required, but encouraged.

 

EOD Catalyst Grants Application

Application Deadline: October 9, 2014

iUTAH is now accepting applications for new iUTAH EOD Catalyst Grants.

 

As a statewide program focused on water sustainability, iUTAH is dedicated to broadening our engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across Utah. We are currently looking to extend the reach of our collaborations, so are inviting existing or potential partners to submit ideas for proposed new activities that align with iUTAH’s goals. 

 

Successful new activities will closely align with iUTAH Education, Outreach and Diversity milestones and engage iUTAH target audiences. These audiences and milestones are outlined in the iUTAH Strategic Plan.

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iUTAH Assistant Director/Project Administrator

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Utah State University seeks an Assistant Director/Project Administrator to coordinate, manage, and integrate the day-to-day activities and mission functions of the iUTAH EPSCoR project and associated activities of the Utah NSF EPSCoR Program. The iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) Project focuses on understanding how relationships among water, people, and nature affect water resources and ecological processes in both montane and urban settings along the urbanizing Wasatch Front. The project is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation.

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Survey Research Assistant Job Opportunities

Deadline: May 1, 2014

The iUTAH RFA2 Social Science team is currently accepting applications to fill several survey research assistant positions to work on administering a drop-off/pick-up household survey this May and June. They are looking to hire applicants both in Cache and Salt Lake Counties.

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SESYNC course on "Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies”

Applications Deadline: March 28, 2014

SESYNC is offering a four-day short course on “Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies.” The course will be held from July 15-18, 2014 in Annapolis, MD. They are seeking participants who are interested in helping advance the teaching of socio-environmental synthesis, including but not limited to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Applications are due March 28, 2014.

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Graduate Research: Hydrology/Soil Physics

Application Deadlines: January 25, 2014 for PSC and March 15, 2014 for CEE

The Environmental Soil Physics Group at Utah State University invites applications for a PhD level graduate research assistantship in either Civil and Environmental Engineering or Soil (Physics) Science starting in Fall of 2014.

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Graduate Research: Storm Water Engineering Performance and Modeling

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship to evaluate impacts of alternative urban forms and infrastructure on storm water discharge quantity and water quality in the Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area (WRMA).

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Graduate Research: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship beginning August 1, 2014.

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2014 iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program

Deadline: Febuary 10, 2014

The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain firstâ€hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project. During the summer, iFellows will participate in a 10-week research internship, starting May 19, 2014 and ending July 18, 2014, at the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU). iFellows will work sideâ€byâ€side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students to learn the fundamentals of basic research. iFellows will be housed on campus, if needed, and are expected to spend 40 hours per week working on their assigned project . In addition, the iFellows will attend cohort-building sessions throughout the summer where they will learn professional skills, practice poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers. iFellows will present their results in a poster session at the annual iUTAH Symposium at the end of the summer and at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research the following Spring. Compensation iFellows.

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Graduate Research: Water Policy and Governance

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship to analyze water policy changes and innovations occurring in Utah, a rapidly growing and urbanizing state in the United States Intermountain West.

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Graduate Research: Water Values and Vulnerabilities

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship in the Sociology of Water to assess stakeholder alignment among articulated water values and vulnerabilities across socio-ecological scales, sectors, and gradients in the Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area (WRMA).

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Graduate Research: Land Use and Land Cover Change and Regional Climate Modeling

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

The Departments of Watershed Sciences and Plants, Soils, and Climate at Utah State University (USU) invite applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship in the studies of land use and land cover (LULC) change and regional climate modeling starting in Fall 2014.

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iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants (RCGs)

Deadline: January 24, 2014

RCGs provide opportunities for faculty and students from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions to develop partnerships with faculty at their own or other undergraduate institutions or with Utah’s research universities (USU, U of U, BYU), or with community or professional partners. The purpose of these partnerships is to engage with the research objectives of iUTAH: specifically, maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah, and to build the capacity of participating institutions to conduct further research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about iUTAH from this website. Applications are especially welcome from people traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (women, ethnic minorities).

 

 

 

Year 1 Opportunities

 

Hydroinformatics Research Assistant Professor

Deadline: September 15, 2013

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University invite applications for a research faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of Hydroinformatics. The focus of this position will be on development and use of innovative cyberinfrastructure to advance understanding of water quantity and quality and improve research workflows in hydrology and water sustainability. This encompasses data capture, storage, processing, collaborative data sharing, and computational modeling systems centered on large scale field experiments with diverse measurements and sensing systems aimed at improving systems and techniques for managing water resources and decision making.

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Doctoral Research Assistantship Hydrologic Modeling of Coupled Human Natural Systems Utah State Univ

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Utah State University invites applications for a PhDâ€level graduate research assistantship to develop technical approaches for coupling hydrologic models in support of developing holistic models of natural and human mediated hydrology of western water systems. This research assistantship opportunity will start in Fall 2013 and is part of a multi-â€year, NSF funded study aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area (WRMA).

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2013 Summer Internship: Water Quality Sensor Analyst at Campbell Scientific

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Department: Marketing, Water Resources group
Status: Full-time, internship 

 

2013 Summer Internship: Quality Assurance Data Analyst at Campbell Scientific

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Status: Full-time, Internship

 

2013 Summer Internship: State of Utah

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Depatment: Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights

Status: Summer 2013, Full or Part Time; up to 40 hours / week

 

2013 Summer Internship: Salem City Corporation

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Depatment: Engineering Department

Status: May – August 2013, 40 hours per week, possibility to be part time during school

 

2013 Summer Internship: Energy Commercialization Center (ECC) Internship

Deadline: May 15, 2013

The Energy Commercialization Center seeks passionate, motivated students that are interested in a sustainable, carbon free energy economy. With a strong inter-disciplinary focus, this organization is in need of mature and ambitious students studying engineering, law,business, marketing, environmental studies, etc. Communication and writing skills are imperative.

 

2013 Summer Internship: Utah Department of Environmental Quality / Division of Water Quality

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Depatment: Water Quality Management Section

Status: Midâ€May through Midâ€September, 40 hours per week

 

2013 Summer Internship: USU Water Quality Extension Intern

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Status: 30-40 hours starting in May through the summer with a possibility to continue into the school year. Occasional work on Saturdays 

 

2013 Summer Internship: Utah Geological Survey (UGS)

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Depatment: Geologic Hazards Program

Status: Full time (summer) and part time (during school year)

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iUTAH Summer Research Institute: Undergraduate Team Members Needed

Application Deadline: April 21, 2013

Looking for a summer research opportunity? We're looking for undergraduates to join teams of grade 9-12 students, teachers and graduate students to study the interaction of the urban and natural areas along the Red Butte Watershed and consider the greater implications of water sustainability in Utah.

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iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program

Deadline: March 29, 2013

The iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain first hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project. During the summer, iFellows will participate in a 9â€week research internship, starting June 3, 2013 and ending August 9, 2013, at the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), or Brigham Young University (BYU). iFellows work sideâ€byâ€side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students to learn the fundamentals of basic research. iFellows are housed on campus and are expected to spend 40 hours per week working on their assigned project. iFellows will present their results in a poster session at the annual iUTAH meeting at the end of the summer and at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research the following spring.

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iUTAH Summer Research Institute: Red Butte Watershed

Deadline: March 21, 2013

Recruite a student, and together join this exciting research opportunity. Teams of grade 9-12 studetns and teachers will join undergraduate and graduate students to study the interaction of the urban and natural areas along the Red Butte Watershed, as well as consider the greater implications for water sustainability in Utah. July 15-19, 2013 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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iUTAH Doctoral Research Assistantship Evaluating Ecosystem Services in Coupled Human Natural Systems

Deadline: March 15, 2013

Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship to quantify and value ecosystem services in coupled human natural western water systems. This research assistantship opportunity will start in Fall 2013 and is part of a multi-year, NSF-funded iUTAH project aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Front. 

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iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants (RCGs)

Deadline: March 11, 2013

RCGs provide opportunities for faculty and students from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions to develop partnerships with faculty at their own or other undergraduate institutions or with Utah’s research universities (USU, U of U, BYU), or with community or professional partners. The purpose of these partnerships is to engage with the research objectives of iUTAH: specifically, maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah, and to build the capacity of participating institutions to conduct further research. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn more about iUTAH from this website. Applications are especially welcome from people traditionally under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (women, ethnic minorities). 

 

Utah Water Sustainability Post-Doctoral Research Assistantship Social and Engineered Systems

Deadline: February 1, 2013

This post-doctoral research assistantship in Social and Engineered Systems, we seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 2. We seek post-doctoral applicants to work with faculty on at least one of the following topics:

  • Dynamics of water use and water system decision-making in the urban and urbanizing environment
  • Impacts of urban form and built water infrastructure (including green infrastructure) on water system outcomes
  • Methods for engaging stakeholders and water managers in participatory modeling of urban and urbanizing water systems

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iUTAH Post-doctoral Research Assistantship Ecology, Hydrology, Climate

Deadline: February 1, 2013

We seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 1. In this announcement, we seek postdoctoral applicants to work with faculty on one of the following topics:

  • Coupled processes in mountain aquatic/terrestrial ecology
  • Urban eco-hydrology and/or hydro-ecology
  • Ecosystem processes along montane through urban transitions
  • Coupled regional climate and urban climate modeling

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iUTAH Research Technician Positions

iUTAH is seeking three technicians to take responsibilities for the operations of climatic and hydrologic monitoring systems in northern Utah. These technicians will have daily responsibility for all aspects of hydrological instrumentation network design, operation/maintenance, data quality assurance/control, and training. Planned research instrumentation will quantify aspects of climate, snow and vegetation dynamics, and water quantity and quality in the Logan, Red Butte, and middle Provo watersheds. Aside from these duties the iUTAH project will afford excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary experiences in hydrologic data management and interpretation. One technician will be hired to work at each of three universities: Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University.

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Utah Water Sustainability Post-Doctoral Research Assistantship Coupled Human-Natural Water Systems

Deadline: January 1, 2013

iUTAH seeks a post-doctoral research assistant to work with a team of hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers to:

  • Lead an effort to refine a conceptual model that represents the major water pools and fluxes in our study domain that guides the study of human-natural interactions related to local water sustainability
  • Oversee the inventory and documentation of relevant models currently used by Utah scientists to study aspects of the water system in the Wasatch Front, including hydrologic, ecological, climate, land use, and agent-based models
  • Contribute to an ongoing inventory of historic and current data on the inputs, outputs, and system states associated with these models
  • Work with stakeholders and scientists to develop a suite of scenarios representing future changes in the water system that can be used as a common basis for model evaluations by the interdisciplinary project team

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