Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Position opening: Research Geologist / Stratigrapher Indiana Geological Survey

Research Geologist / Stratigrapher
Indiana Geological Survey

The Indiana Geological Survey (IGS), a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for a geologist to perform geologic mapping and basic and applied research relating to the geology and stratigraphy of the State of Indiana. The individual will work within the Geologic Mapping section of the IGS. Participation in the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP and Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition) is a significant part of the job responsibilities.


·         Participate as part of a group of geologists in the study and interpretation of Indiana's bedrock geology through field and lab research.
·         Apply specialized geological and related training to the geology and stratigraphy of Indiana.
·         Use GIS, database, remote sensing, and other software for analysis and depiction of Indiana’s geology.
·         Write proposals for external funding, and manage research funds and support staff.
·         Serve as critical reviewer for professional papers and abstracts, and present papers at professional meetings.
·         Respond to geological service requests from government officials, consultants, and citizens.
·         Coordinate and conduct research with federal and state agencies and universities.
·         Communicate basic scientific findings in lectures, field trips, geologic maps, professional journals, and other publications.

Minimum requirements
·         M.S. degree in geology (Ph.D. preferred) and working knowledge of sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy.
·         At least 3 years of related geological survey, academic, or industry experience.
·         Demonstrated ability to formulate a research project and bring it through to publication.
·         Record of presentations of scientific findings at a variety of technical forums.
·         Good inter-personal skills and the ability and desire to communicate with other researchers and technical staff.

Desirable additional training/experience

·         Comprehensive knowledge of GIS concepts
·         Petrography
·         Subsurface geophysics
·         Petrophysical techniques
·         Geostatistics
·         Database/spreadsheet design and management


The IGS is a research institute of Indiana University and is located in Bloomington. The position will require field work and travel throughout Indiana.


The position holds a full-time, professional, non-faculty, research scientist rank within Indiana University. University classification PAE 3RS. Salary range $50,000-$60,000.

The deadline for applications is March 5, 2015, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2015.

The application procedure is described at http://hr.iu.edu/jobs
Apply to:  Indiana University Human Resources, 400 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-2172
Provide a letter of interest, resume, and the names of 3 references

The Indiana University is an AA/EEO/ADA Employer

More information about the Indiana Geological Survey can be found at

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