Department: Survey Division - School of Nat Res-0887
Description of Work:
Research (75%) Plan and conduct basic and applied research on geology (stratigraphy, geomorphology, mapping, etc.) and hydrogeology (aquifer characterization, hydrostratigraphy, stream-aquifer interactions, etc.), emphasizing western Nebraska. Work as part of the Conservation Survey Division (CSD) research team in (1) identifying emerging issues in natural resources and water supply, (2) applying new technologies, (3) acquiring external funding, (4) developing cyberinfrastructure, and (5) publishing results (CSD publications, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals). Present research results at seminars, workshops, and scientific meetings. Collaborate with government agencies (local, state, and federal), municipalities, industry, and educational institutions.
Extension (25%) Work as part of a CSD team to translate research into educational programs. Contribute to field trips and workshops for practicing professionals. Apply research results in responding to inquiries from stakeholders and the general public. Develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders to address current issues.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline, at time of application.
GIS skills and ability to work with large datasets in a digital environment.
Valid driver's license.
Master's degree with at least five years of experience, or PhD degree, in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline, at time of hiring.
Experience in successfully managing research programs.
Expertise in at least one of the following areas: geological and hydrogeological mapping, stratigraphy and hydrostratigraphy, geomorphology, applied geophysics, 3D geological modeling, remote sensing, unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS), aquifer characterization, stream-aquifer interactions, or groundwater modeling.
Knowledge of Great Plains Cenozoic stratigraphy.
Two years of experience planning and conducting geological or hydrogeological investigations, including test-hole drilling, lithologic logging, and/or field geology.
Monitoring well technician license within two years of hiring.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to write and publish research results in bulletins, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Internal Number: 71673
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