The Indiana Geological and Water Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for a Research Geologist (Reservoir Geologist/Hydrogeologist) to perform basic and applied research relating to Indiana’s groundwater aquifers for water resources studies and/or reservoirs for conventional and unconventional energy resources.
Research geologist independently plans and conducts basic and applied research relating to Indiana’s groundwater aquifers and reservoirs for conventional and unconventional energy resources, and plans and conducts multiple research projects as qualified for by knowledge and experience. Provides expertise for professional staff engaged in research activities and responds to service requests from the public, government agencies, industry and academia that relate to the geology of Indiana’s energy and water resources. Conducts original field investigations to collect data on, map the extent of, and characterize properties of groundwater aquifers and/or reservoirs. Supervises and performs laboratory work using a variety of lab equipment such as microscopic examinations and sedimentological, geochemical, geophysical, and petro- and hydro-physical tests. Designs, evaluates, and reports on results from computer-based groundwater or reservoir models.