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Employment

(1) Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Entry-level lab work is available with Dr. Claire Welty for 2-4 hours per week, in the Technology Research Center on campus, during regular business hours (M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM).  Work will be filtering and organizing water quality samples.   Work will be conducted under UMBC’s rules for social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions.  

Pay will be $11 per hour.  Interested students should contact Dr. Claire Welty by email <weltyc@umbc.edu> with a statement of interest, resume, and class schedule.  

(2) Field technician/staff research assistant

A full-time staff position of field research assistant is now open.  The official posting can be found at:
https://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493246/research-assistant

The grant-funded position is full-time (40 hours per week) for 5 years.  Applicants with background and interest in urban hydrology are sought.  Credentials should include a BS degree in science or engineering, at least one course in hydrology, and an interest or experience in environmental field work and statistical data analysis.  Field work will include maintenance of water quality sensors, pressure transducers, stream gages, and precipitation gages, and assisting faculty investigators and graduate students with planned experiments.  Work conditions will include carrying heavy loads over uneven terrain in all weather conditions, including high heat/humidity and ice/snow. A drivers license is required. Applicants are expected to know how to use hand tools and power tools.  For further information contact Dr. Claire Welty at weltyc@umbc.edu.

(3) PhD student 

A PhD student matriculating to the Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering in Fall 2021 is sought to carry out mathematical modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport at a suite of field sites, pending receipt of expected funding.  Applicants should have an interest in urban hydrology and a background (MS degree) in numerical modeling and quantitative analysis.  For further information contact Dr. Claire Welty at weltyc@umbc.edu.

(4) Post-Doctoral Associate

One post-doctoral associate to be appointed with the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education and affiliated with the Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering beginning ~September 2021 is sought, to carry out coupled groundwater and biogeochemical weathering modeling for a suite of field sites.  The position will be posted pending receipt of expected funding.  Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering and have demonstrated skills in the type of modeling sought.  The position is for a minimum of 2 years and is potentially renewable. For further information contact Dr. Claire Welty at weltyc@umbc.edu.