Research Geologist (Energy) in Bloomington, United States

at Indiana University
Location Bloomington, United States
Date Posted November 7, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


$55,000 - $65,000 a yearResearch geologist independently plans and conducts basic and applied research relating to the geologic resources of Indiana and elsewhere in support of energy R&D; projects at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey, 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.

Application deadline is December 7, 2018, with an anticipated starting date of January 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter. A complete application includes a cover letter to the Director, resume, and contacts for three references with your online application. For further information on the Indiana Geological & Water Survey, please see or Kevin Ellett
Required Qualifications
REQUIRED: Master’s degree with course work or research experience in energy related field and three years of related experience.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Demonstrated ability to formulate a research project, obtain funding, and bring it through to publication. Working knowledge of reservoir/seal geologic characterization and software used to develop static and dynamic models of subsurface fluid systems. Excellent communication skills, well organized, and able to direct and supervise support staff. Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to communicate geological information. Ability to communicate scientific findings in lectures, field trips, maps, professional journals, and other publications. Able to use advanced computer modeling software, as well as laboratory and field equipment that characterizes the physical and chemical properties of earth materials and water. Uses GIS, database, modeling, statistical, remote sensing, and other geological software for the analysis and depiction of Indiana’s geology and hydrogeology. Willing to travel both in Indiana and out of state and present findings at conferences.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD with course work or research experience in fossil fuel (e.g., conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs), geothermal energy, or multiphase fluid system development.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and walk over rough terrain.
Salary Range $55,000 - $65,000 Salary Plan PAE Salary Grade 4RS FLSA Exempt Work Location
Bloomington, Indiana
Job Category Research/Science/Lab
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 09860P

Open Date 11/07/2018

Close Date 12/07/2018

Open Until Filled No

Posting Disclaimer This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the posting Open Date.

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