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1400 R. St,
lincoln, Nebraska 68588
United States
University of Nebraska
1400 R. St,
lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Masters
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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    Plan and conduct basic and applied research on geology (stratigraphy, geomorphology, mapping, etc.) and hydrogeology (aquifer characterization, hydrostratigraphy, stream-aquifer interactions, etc.), emphasizing eastern 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. Approximately 10% of the FTE will be dedicated to the Statewide Groundwater Level Monitoring Program.

    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.

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 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.
    • Experience with glacial geology and hydrogeology
    • Two years of experience planning and conducting geological or hydrogeological investigations, including test-hole drilling, lithologic logging, and/or field geology.
    • Basic understanding of down-hole geophysical logging (e.g., SP, resistivity, gamma ray).
    • 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.

    University of Nebraska Profile:

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the flagship and land-grant university for Nebraska. Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission and pursuit of excellence. Explore opportunities to join our work in scholarship and creativity to forge new paths for Nebraska and the world

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

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