Position: Hydrogeochemist (00008370)
Rank: Academic staff rank of Assistant or entry-level Associate Scientist, depending on qualifications. Rank will be determined based on educational background and research related experience within the field. Additional information regarding expectations in regard to rank and title is available at
Position Overview: The Geohydrology Section of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) is seeking an individual to lead hydrogeochemical investigations. The Geohydrology Section conducts both fundamental and applied research on hydrologic and hydrogeochemical systems ranging in scale from site-specific to the river basin and regional aquifer level. The section has seven full-time professionals with additional support personnel. Scientific staff are expected to develop research programs that are of national stature and of great relevance to Kansas. Areas of research include: physical, stratigraphic, and geochemical characterization of sedimentary aquifer systems; surface-water/groundwater interactions; spatial data analysis/geostatistics; assessment of recharge and sustainable yields in complex hydrologic systems; simulation of flow and transport processes; technology for subsurface characterization; contaminant transport and source identification; and groundwater thermometry. Section resources related to the position include a water chemistry lab, equipped for determination of inorganic constituents, and a half-time analytical chemist. Activities of the Geohydrology Section are complemented by researchers in other sections of the KGS whose interests include surface geophysical methods, geologic characterization, and petroleum generation/migration. The section maintains a program of public information and education, and has extensive interactions with water research and management entities at the state, local, and federal levels. The KGS is a research and service unit of The University of Kansas (KU), thereby providing opportunities to collaborate with KU faculty and students in other departments and research groups. Scientific staff may also have the opportunity to teach and serve as advisors of graduate research. Further information about section activities can be found at www.kgs.ku.edu/Hydro/hydroIndex.html.
Starting Date: Position available July 1, 2014; exact starting date negotiable.
Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by February 7, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: Starting salary negotiable depending on qualifications. Full-time, permanent position with 12-month appointment to faculty-equivalent staff at The University of Kansas, subject to annual review. Benefits include university staff privileges; sabbatical eligibility; 22 days vacation leave, 12 days sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical, life insurance, and retirement program options.
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) record of accomplishments in resume/curriculum vitae, (2) descriptions of research and educational experiences in cover letter, (3) information from professional references, and (4) college transcripts.
Kansas Geological Survey
The University of Kansas
1930 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone: (785) 864-2152
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