Thursday, May 15, 2014

Job opening for offshore sand resource characterization in Delaware

Research Associate III, Delaware Geological Survey

The Delaware Geological Survey, located at the University of Delaware, invites applications for a full-time, limited term (2 year) position to participate in an offshore sand resource characterization and geologic mapping project focused on the Atlantic offshore Delaware.  We are seeking an energetic, motivated  scientist  to develop and implement a research plan for offshore geologic mapping, to include sand resource identification and quantification. Experience in the collection, compilation, and interpretation of seismic data, sediment core, seafloor texture, and seafloor morphology are desirable. The position also requires the analysis and interpretation of complex data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database management, and the development of metadata.  Opportunities for collaboration exist with scientists in the College of Earth, Oceans, and the Environment (CEOE) who are conducting research relevant to the objectives of this project. The successful candidate will also be expected to prepare reports, and coordinate and communicate with cooperating partners by presenting findings related to potential sand resources, and interact with Federal, State, and private partners for data sharing and transfer.  The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience, or Master’s degree and two years’ experience, or Doctorate, in geology or related field with concentration in marine geology, geologic mapping, seismic stratigraphy, or resource analysis.

The position requires work at a computer work station in an office setting, in a sample processing and examination laboratory, and possible field work aboard a marine research vessel in open ocean conditions.  Job requires some physically demanding work outdoors in hot/cold/wet conditions, including lifting samples and equipment up to 50 pounds.  Travel to attend meetings with collaborators, perform field work, and present research in professional forums is required.

Applications can be filed at:

For more information contact UD Human Resources at:
413 Academy Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Office: (302) 831-2171
Fax: (302) 831-6788

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