REQUIRED: Master’s Degree with course work or research experience in hydrogeology and/or geochemistry, and three years of related experience. Demonstrated ability to formulate a research project, obtain funding, and bring it through to publication.
Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information, including communicating hydrogeologic information to academic, governmental, public, and conference audiences; in addition to communicating scientific findings in professional journals, lectures, field trips, maps, and other publications. Be well organized, and able to direct and supervise support staff. Working knowledge of hydrogeology, geochemistry, groundwater models, reservoir/aquifer characterization, and water resource assessments. Use field and/or laboratory techniques to characterize the physical and chemical properties of water and earth materials. Use modeling, monitoring, geochemical, GIS, database, statistical, remote sensing, and other methods to analyze and understand the hydrogeology of Indiana and beyond. Must be willing to travel both in Indiana and out of state.
PhD required for academic classification (AC1). Knowledge of the hydrogeology of Indiana and the Midwest.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and walk over rough terrain.
$55,000 - $72,000
Research scientist that independently plans and conducts basic and applied research relating to Indiana’s water resources with an emphasis on evaluating groundwater quantity and quality at regional to site-specific scales. Areas of research interest could include the use of novel tools for mapping, monitoring, evaluating groundwater resources (e.g., aquifer testing, remote sensing, geophysics, geochemistry); surface water-groundwater interactions (e.g., geochemical modeling, isotopic and other tracers); interactions between groundwater and subsurface energy reservoirs (e.g., geothermal, hydrocarbons, carbon sequestration); and the impact of changing climates and population growth on groundwater resources. Research approaches that implement a combination of field, laboratory, and modeling methods are particularly desirable. Potential for collaborative interactions exist with other IGWS scientists, researchers across the IU-Bloomington Campus (e.g., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Public and Environmental Affairs), and with state and federal agencies.