Position: Hydrogeologist to lead and coordinate activities focused on the High Plains aquifer (00008386)
Rank: Research Associate to academic rank of Assistant or Associate Scientist, depending on qualifications. Rank will be determined based upon 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 and coordinate activities focused on the High Plains aquifer. 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 currently has eight full-time professionals with additional support personnel. Scientific staff are expected to develop research programs that are of national stature and relevance to Kansas. Present areas of research include: physical, stratigraphic, and geochemical characterization of sedimentary aquifer systems; surface-water/ground-water interactions; ecohydrology of riparian corridors; spatial data analysis/geostatistics; assessment of recharge and sustainable yields in complex hydrologic systems; simulation of aquifer dynamics; technology for subsurface characterization; and contaminant transport and source identification. 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 agencies at the state, local, and federal levels. The KGS is a research and service unit of The University of Kansas, thereby providing opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students in other departments and research groups at the University. 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 on or about July 1, 2012; exact starting date negotiable
Application Deadline: First consideration (priority) will be given to applications submitted online by March 9, 2012.
Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: Starting salary negotiable depending on qualifications. Full-time, permanent position with 12-month appointment to unclassified-professional or faculty-equivalent staff at The University of Kansas, subject to annual review. Benefits include University staff privileges; sabbatical eligibility for faculty-equivalent staff; 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 vita, (2) descriptions of research and educational experiences in cover letter, (3) information from professional references, and (4) college transcripts.
Master's degree in natural science or engineering with a minimum of five years professional experience in regional-scale hydrogeology or a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of two years professional experience. Strong quantitative theoretical training supplemented with field experience. Demonstrated experience with project management or leadership of research programs. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
Ph.D. degree in natural science or engineering with an emphasis on hydrogeology and five years of professional experience in regional-scale hydrogeology. Extensive experience with field investigations in unconsolidated sedimentary aquifers and the analysis/interpretation of acquired data. Knowledge of High Plains aquifer hydrogeology. Research/publications on hydrogeologic processes of relevance for the High Plains aquifer. Demonstrated ability to publish results of hydrogeologic investigations in the peer-reviewed literature. Demonstrated ability to work with those outside the scientific community, including state and local government officials, industry representatives, and the public.
Apply online at http://jobs.ku.edu/; search by position number 00008386. You can also use the QuickLink. Complete the online faculty and academic staff data form, and upload the following information:
Kansas Geological Survey
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