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geotechnical engineer or geoscientist 

The Institute is seeking applicants for a geotechnical engineer or geoscientist with interest in shallow subsurface processes in coastal, deltaic, and fluvial substrates, including modeling and assessment of man-made structures (e.g., levees, floodwalls, etc.). We are seeking an individual with established research credentials who can work independently, attract external funding, and collaborate with our existing team. Responsibilities will include conducting, reporting and publishing independent research; developing collaborative projects with colleagues within The Institute and at other research organizations; and actively seeking external funding to support research activities. Depending on the level of the appointment and how this new research area evolves, the position may entail supervisory responsibilities and a contributory role in the organization of research activities at the Institute. A joint appointment with a Louisiana university is a possible added dimension.   


Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, several years of post-doctoral and/or project managerial experience, and a track record of research funding and scholarly publication. The Institute expects to offer a competitive salary commensurate with a candidate's skills and experience. This is a full-time exempt positon and includes a full range of employee benefits. 

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a brief letter describing research experience and interests, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Lyndsey Mitchell electronically at lmitchell@thewaterinstitute.org or by mail to The Water Institute of the Gulf, 301 N. Main St., Suite 2000, Baton Rouge, LA 79825. Questions and clarifications on duties and qualifications can be directed to Dr. Mead Allison at mallison@thewaterinstitute.org.