The Kentucky Geological Survey, a research center within the University of Kentucky, is looking for an applied carbonate geologist.
The person who fills this position will lead our research and service efforts in industrial minerals geology and provide carbonate geology expertise to other KGS scientists working in areas such as karst hydrogeology, petroleum geology and carbon sequestration, geologic hazards, geologic mapping, and 3D database development. In the course of developing an active research program, he or she will be responsible for acquiring, organizing, and interpreting geological, geochemical, geophysical, economic, and engineering data to better understand the history, spatial variability, physical and chemical properties, and beneficial uses of limestone and related rocks in Kentucky. He or she will develop productive working relationships with industry, academic, and community stakeholders; perform research on the geology, economics, environmental impacts, and sustainability of limestone and other industrial mineral resources in Kentucky; and maintain the KGS limestone database.
Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in industrial mineral economics; mine or quarry planning and development; environmental and sustainability analyses; commercial uses of carbonate and non-carbonate industrial minerals and resources; applied geostatistics; and/or modern methods of engineering rock mass characterization applicable to sedimentary rocks in Kentucky.
Applicants are required to submit a c.v. (Curriculum Vita), cover letter (Cover Letter), and the names and email addresses of three references (Specific Request 1).
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of modern computational tools such as Matlab, Mathematica, R, or Python—as well as GIS, remote sensing, and/or mine planning software—for advanced geologic data visualization, analysis, and/or simulation.
Demonstrated ability to work towards common goals as part of a high performance team, including development of productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Demonstrated potential to 1) publish research results in peer reviewed scientific journals, reports, and conference abstracts, 2) conceive and acquire outside funding for research projects relevant to Kentucky, 3) foster existing and develop new research collaborations within the university and the broader scientific community, and 4) engage in a program of continuous professional development leading to national or international stature in the candidate's field(s) of specialization.
Ability to perform laboratory work, geological fieldwork, and general office work in support of KGS research and outreach objectives. This may include fieldwork in rough terrain or inclement weather, occasional lifting of 50 lbs or more, and occasional overnight travel.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Preferred demonstrated experience in industrial minerals geology research and carbonate geology.
University Community of Inclusion:
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