Asst. or Assoc. Scientist - Hydrogeochemist - 12288BR
Asst. or Assoc. Scientist - Hydrogeochemist
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 http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/jobs/KGS_Academic_Promotion_Guidelines.pdf.
STARTING DATE: Position available late 2018; exact starting date negotiable.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin Oct 15, 2018.
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.
75% - Lead and coordinate KGS activities focused on water quality and hydrogeology:
Conduct fundamental and applied research on groundwater quality and hydrogeology that is both of national stature and highly relevant to Kansas. Communicate the results of research in peer-reviewed publications and to both scientific and lay audiences. Develop research proposals for external funding.
15% - Support KGS efforts in the areas of technical service and communication, education, and public information.
10% - Oversee laboratory and supervise laboratory assistant.
- Ph.D. degree in natural sciences with an emphasis on aqueous geochemistry related to groundwater resources. Degree must be completed prior to appointment start date.
- Research/publications on the application of geochemistry and hydrogeology to determination of sources, transport, and fate of natural and/or anthropogenic constituents in groundwater.
- Strong theoretical training supplemented with practical field experience.
- Demonstrated ability or potential to provide scientific leadership in research on water quality.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong background in hydrogeochemistry applied to regional-scale groundwater investigations.
- Experience with groundwater quality in unconsolidated and consolidated sedimentary aquifers.
- Experience in groundwater – surface-water interactions controlling water quality.
- Experience with reactive transport modeling.
- Documented ability to publish in peer-reviewed outlets.
Additional Candidate Instructions
1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae (with publication record).
3. College transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable for application package. Finalists may be asked to submit official transcripts.
4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of three professional references.