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Research Geologist / Stratigrapher

Job Summary
March 9, 2015



Bloomington, IN


Indiana Geological Survey


Full Time

About the Indiana Geological Survey

The Indiana Geological Survey is a research institute of Indiana University and located on the campus in Bloomington, Indiana. The mission of the survey is to provide geologic information and counsel that contribute to the wise stewardship of the energy, mineral, and water resources of the state.

Since 1837, the health, safety, and welfare of Indiana's citizenry have benefited through a combination of Indiana Geological Survey activities including:

  • Focused research initiatives and cooperative investigations with governmental agencies businesses and industries, and educational organizations.
  • Geologic sample and data collection and archiving Dissemination of information in many forms, including published maps, reports, databases, and educational outreach programs.

Job Description

Search extended. The Indiana Geological Survey (IGS), a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for a geologist to perform geologic mapping and basic and applied research relating to the geology and stratigraphy of the State of Indiana. The individual will work within the Geologic Mapping section of the IGS. Participation in the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP and Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition) is a significant part of the job responsibilities.


  • Participate as part of a group of geologists in the study and interpretation of Indiana's bedrock geology through field and lab research.
  • Apply specialized geological and related training to the geology and stratigraphy of Indiana.
  • Use GIS, database, remote sensing, and other software for analysis and depiction of Indiana‚Äôs geology.
  • Write proposals for external funding, and manage research funds and support staff.
  • Serve as critical reviewer for professional papers and abstracts, and present papers at professional meetings.
  • Respond to geological service requests from government officials, consultants, and citizens.
  • Coordinate and conduct research with federal and state agencies and universities.
  • Communicate basic scientific findings in lectures, field trips, geologic maps, professional journals, and other publications.

More Info:

University classification: PAE 3RS; Salary range $50,000-$60,000. IU Jobs posting # 12868; deadline for applications is March 5, 2015. Apply at http://hr.iu.edu/jobs


Masters degree in geology, PhD in geology preferred


  • M.S. degree in geology (Ph.D. preferred) and working knowledge of sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy.
  • Minimum 3 years of related geological survey, academic, or industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate a research project and bring it through to publication.
  • Record of presentations of scientific findings at a variety of technical forums.
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability and desire to communicate with other researchers and technical staff.

Desirable additional training/experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of GIS concepts
  • Petrography
  • Subsurface geophysics
  • Petrophysical techniques
  • Geostatistics
  • Database/spreadsheet design and management

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