Job Announcement: Project Scientist

The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. They will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.


  • Minimum professional degree requirement is a Ph.D. in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or an equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated capability and experience (in terms of published papers) on decarbonization methods, environmental impacts, material behavior, statistical methods, and/or numerical modeling.
  • Proficiency or intent to quickly acquire proficiency in Life Cycle Assessment
  • Capability and experience in designing and carrying out experiments
  • Proficiency in or intent to quickly acquire proficiency in Matlab and Excel
  • Ability to lead, support, and coordinate teams of researchers (e.g., setting tasks, developing guidelines, and coordinating among multiple people)
  • Ability to oversee several funded research projects simultaneously including meeting benchmarks and deadlines.
  • A record of scholarly or professional achievement in civil/environmental engineering, industrial ecology, environmental sciences, or similar fields.

Salary and appointment level will be commensurate with experience. If more than one candidate is suitable for the position, consideration will be made for hiring multiple candidates.

Interested persons should submit a brief statement (fewer than 200 words) of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. An online application process will be implemented to facilitate document submittal and review, Applications will be reviewed for completeness; candidates will be informed if their applications are incomplete and given a reasonable amount of time to provide any missing materials. Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Inquiries are to be submitted to Prof. Sabbie Miller at

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022
Position Start Date: January 2023

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