Position Summary: The Junior Geologist position is a full-time, non-faculty exempt appointment stationed at the University of Idaho's Moscow campus. A Junior Geologist reports to the Director, coordinates work plans with Research Geologists and Senior Geologists, and assists and facilitates the completion of geological and geochemical field research projects at the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS). Position requires collection, analysis, and interpretation of geochemical and geological data and the construction, publication, and presentation of the research and conclusions to a diverse audience. The Junior Geologist assumes co-author or lead author position on geologic maps, technical reports, and other geology-related publications at the IGS. Position involves multiple, concurrent geological mapping and sampling projects, and the supervision of student support staff. The position requires extended field work and interaction with industry, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, professional colleagues, and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Geology. Experience in development and construction of geologic maps and cross sections. Using geochemistry research methods, including data collection and analysis techniques to analyze and synthesize data for reports. 3 months of geologic work experience. Managing and/or curating datasets, preferably geochemical data. Field skills such as orienteering, data collection, geologic mapping, and field safety. Using computer software and applications for vector graphics. Using word processing and spreadsheet software. Using computer software and applications for GIS. Conducting independent research. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team. Writing research reports and articles.
Preferred Qualifications: Greater than 3 months of relevant professional work experience. Experience with sedimentary or metasedimentary rocks and sedimentary processes. Work experience in one or more of the following: 1) mineral exploration or mining; 2) geochemical applications to geology; 3) geologic mapping. Familiarity with the geology of Idaho.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to hike over rough terrain and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Posting Number: SP002734P
Posting Date: 03/05/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: First consideration of applicants will be March 26, 2021.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.