Research Geologist (Hydrostratigraphy)

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN, US

Special Instructions Summary

Application deadline is February 15, 2020, with an anticipated starting date of May 1, 2020 or sooner.

All applications must be submitted online at Jobs at IU, here. The listing to be filled will depend upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. For further information on the Indiana Geological & Water Survey, please click here.



Department Information

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) is a research institute of Indiana University.

Job Summary

The IGWS seeks a dynamic research scientist with broad interest in the intersection between hydrogeology and geological mapping. The ideal candidate will independently plan and conduct basic and applied research relating to Indiana’s water resources with an emphasis on evaluating groundwater quantity and quality at regional to site-specific scales. Areas of research expertise could include the use of novel tools for mapping, monitoring, evaluating groundwater resources through aquifer testing, remote sensing, geophysics, and geochemistry; the assessment of surface water-groundwater interactions using geochemical modeling or isotopic and other tracers; aquifer characterization through analysis of geologic media in the field and lab; and aquifer delineation using GPS, GIS, and database tools. Collaborative opportunities exist with other IGWS scientists, researchers across the IU-Bloomington Campus, and with state and federal agencies. Key interactions with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources through collaborative research and grant programs may comprise an important portion of this position.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Established record of research and publication. Excellent communication skills, with fluency in regards to organizing and synthesizing data. Ability to direct and supervise support staff through a project management system. Outstanding interpersonal skills in the office and while in the field, including ability to communicate information to academic, governmental, and public audiences through conferences, public meetings, field trips, and through professional journals, maps, and other publications. Working knowledge of the methods and tools used in hydrogeology and water resource assessments. Ability to utilize field and laboratory techniques to characterize the physical and chemical properties of water and earth materials, and to use geospatial tools to collect, map, and communicate the extent and character of aquifers in Indiana and beyond.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree. Research experience in hydrogeology, geochemistry, and geological mapping. Knowledge of the hydrogeology of Indiana and the Midwest. Ability to obtain a valid Indiana driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Working Conditions / Demands

Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and walk over rough terrain. Must be willing to travel both in Indiana and out of state.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana