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Job as Geoscience Instructor at Angelo State University in Texas

Posted: 13 May 2012 06:54 PM PDT

Job Position: Instructor of Geosciences
Salary: Open
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Employer: Angelo State University
Type: Full Time – Entry Level
Category: Interdisciplinary/Other
Required Education: Masters

Job Description
The department of Physics at Angelo State University is seeking qualified candidates for an Instructor of Geosciences position to begin August 2012. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate introductory and upper-level lecture and laboratory sections in Geology and Physical Science. Research and teaching field areas nearby include Permian basin, Llano uplift, and exposures in West Texas, northern Mexico, and eastern New Mexico containing Laramide and Basin and Range structures.

Candidates must have an aptitude in and potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching in the classroom and in the field. Ability to enhance teaching using appropriate technologies is desirable. Masters Degree in Geology or related field from a regionally accredited institution required. To apply online, please visit http://www.angelo.edu/publications/employment/

Angelo State University, part of the Texas Tech University system, enrolls 7000 students and is a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Department of Physics emphasizes undergraduate education. The department currently enrolls over sixty majors in Geoscience and over 30 minors in Earth Science. Approximately 150 students major in Physics.


PhD Scholarship in Remote Sensing, GIS, and Forest Ecosystem Ecology

Posted: 13 May 2012 06:47 PM PDT

PhD Position: Graduate Research Assistantship in remote sensing, GIS, and forest ecosystem ecology
Employer: West Virginia University
Type: Full Time – Student/Graduate/Internship
Categories: Biogeosciences, Earth and Space Science Informatics, Global Environmental Change
Required Education: 4 Year Degree

About West Virginia University
The SEE lab and the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University (www.geo.wvu.edu) have newly-renovated, state-of the art facilities for research in remote sensing, GIS, and forest ecology. Graduate students in the department also enjoy being in a vibrant college town with outstanding access to outdoor recreation opportunities.

Job Description
The Spatial Ecosystem Ecology lab at WVU (www.geo.wvu.edu/see) seeks a motivated and enthusiastic masters or PhD student to begin the Fall 2012 semester.

The student would be expected to develop a thesis or dissertation related to the broad goals of two NASA-funded research projects. In particular, the student will be expected to synthesize remotely-sensed information on forest species composition with GIS and water quality data for eastern U.S. study sites in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, as well as the Adirondack and Central Appalachian Mountains.

The student should have an undergraduate degree (and masters degree for PhD admission) in geography, ecology, biology, or related field, as well as interest or experience in imaging spectroscopy (hyperspectral remote sensing), raster-based GIS modeling, and watershed-based ecosystem ecology.

Compensation includes complete tuition waivers ($ 16,270/yr) and one year (academic year + summer) of graduate research assistantship ($18,000 for M.A students and $21,000 for PhD). Up to three additional years of funding are available as a graduate teaching assistant.

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, transcripts (unofficial OK), statement of interest, and the contact information of three references to:

Dr. Brenden McNeil, Assistant Professor
West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography
bemcneil@mail.wvu.edu

Review of applications begins on May 15th, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.


Position as Post Doctoral Researcher Geothermal

Posted: 13 May 2012 06:40 PM PDT

Postdoctoral Fellow (Post-Doc Geothermal)
Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education

Open for Recruitment: April 26, 2012 – May 24, 2012
Announcement #: 12508028992
Salary Range: DOE
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Idaho Falls

This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Materials Required:
- Resume
- Letter of Qualification
- Job References

Major Function:
The incumbent, as part of an interdisciplinary research team associated with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, will conduct fundamental and applied research to better understand how the combination of geochemical and microbiological processes alter fluid, mineral, and surface chemistry in geothermal energy systems. This research will support new and ongoing projects at the laboratory- and field-scale, focused on developing and verifying improved techniques for inferring subsurface reservoir condition from near surface expressions (e.g., springs and wells) which have been impacted by microbial processes. Specifically, the incumbent will a) conduct and characterize laboratory water+rock±microbes interaction experiments assessing temporal changes in fluid composition, b) conduct supporting numerical modeling to interpret the experiments, and c) provide interpretations of field observations in light of their laboratory and modeling studies. As called upon, the incumbent will participate in the design and interpretation of field investigations and laboratory experiments needed to meet project objectives. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies is a research and education collaboration between Idaho's research universities and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory with a research initiative in Geofluids Energy Science (e.g., geologic carbon sequestration, geothermal energy, etc.); which the incumbent is expected to participate in and support.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Ph.D. degree in Earth or Materials Sciences, Chemistry or closely related field at time of employment

Research Experience:

– One (1) year previous experience conducting experiments to investigating biogeochemical processes
– Familiarity with the use of geochemical modeling software such as PHREEQC or The Geochemist's Workbench
– Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
– Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group in interdisciplinary settings

Other:

– Willingness to travel and work for periods up to several weeks at off campus field locations
– Successfully complete a criminal background check

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

– Previous research experience in geothermal or hydrothermal geochemistry
– Previous experience in conducting batch and/or flow through laboratory experiments at elevated temperatures and pressures (>100°C and >1 bar)

Apply online for this position.