We’re looking for a Project Geoscientist. This position, under the supervision of Project Principal Investigators (PIs), will involve collection of geophysical and geological data, GIS analysis, hydrologic mapping, structural mapping, measurements of streams and springs; water quality sampling of spring and stream water; and management of associated data.
This position will start around July 1, 2021, and end in a year. This position may be renewed contingent on funding.
Some initial goals of the position will be:
- Gain familiarity with geology, hydrostratigraphy, and mineralization patterns within the project area.
- Work with WGNHS staff and local well drillers to access wells of opportunity, quarries, and other sites relevant to mapping.
- Work with WGNHS staff to streamline collection of geophysical well logs, and collection and processing of analyses from drill core
- Perform field work and collect data according to established specifications
- Review data, assist with processing, and in some cases assist with interpretation
- Inspect and maintain equipment, supplies, inventory, and facility spaces
- Assist with report writing and map making
Additional duties may include periodically supervising students or LTEs who will assist with these tasks and other duties as requested by the State Geologist.
Degree and area of specialization
Bachelor’s degree in geology, geoscience, or relevant field required; master’s degree and/or professional experience in relevant field preferred.
Experience and skills
- Ability to gain and maintain UW Driving Authorization
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Ability to independently accomplish detail-oriented work duties, and collaboratively advance team projects
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, willingness to learn and share knowledge with colleagues, and strong organizational skills
- Experience with ArcGIS and Petrel
- Experience conducting field work
- Experience describing core and creating geologic maps and cross-sections
- Experience characterizing and interpreting Mississippi Valley Type mineralization
- Experience collecting analyses using a scanning electron microscope and/or electron microprobe
- Coursework or field experiences in the fundamentals of hydrogeology, structural geology, and economic geology
More details on this position are available in the full description.
For more information, contact Carsyn Ames (email@example.com).
Application deadline: April 22, 2021, 11:55 pm (Central Time)