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Job Openings: Five research geologists, tectonics for USGS Alaska

The Alaska Science Center is advertising five new permanent research geologist positions.  Applications are open between December 1, 2010 and February 15, 2011, and that selection will occur during late spring of 2011. More information on their homepage, including the following announcement:

“This hiring initiative inaugurates a team approach to geologic research in Alaska (Photo gallery). The five positions will together make up a working group that will respond to the USGS’ ongoing need for research in framework geology of the 49th state.  Project work is expected to support a broad range of research topics related to crustal evolution and surficial processes.  We expect projects will involve collaboration with researchers from other USGS offices, federal agencies, state agencies, and academia.

The five Tectonics Working Group positions are:

* Tectonics and structural geology
* Neotectonics, paleoseismology, and Quaternary geology
* Tectonics and igneous processes
* Tectonics and metamorphic processes
* Tectonics and sedimentary basin analysis

We anticipate adding a post-doc position to the working group once specific project foci are defined.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY:

PAC-2011-0108, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Structure) (MP/status)
PAC-2011-0109, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Structure) (DEU/non-status)

PAC-2011-0110, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Neotectonics) (MP/status)
PAC-2011-0111, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Neotectonics) (DEU/non-status)

PAC-2011-0112, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Igneous) (MP/status)
PAC-2011-0113, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Igneous) (DEU/non-status)

PAC-2011-0114, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Metamorphic) (MP/status)
PAC-2011-0115, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Metamorphic) (DEU/non-status)

PAC-2011-0116, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Sed. Basins) (MP/status)
PAC-2011-0117, Research Geologist (Tectonics-Sed. Basins) (DEU/non-status)

IF YOU APPLY, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
1) If you meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements of this position, you will be contacted via email after the vacancy announcement closes and given 5 calendar days to submit narrative responses that address the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of this position.
2) You will be uploading a resume as part of your application; make sure your list of abstracts and papers is complete.

The positions will be located in the USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage (ASC), which is co-located with the USGS office of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.  Our facility has a brand new JEOL JSM-6510 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with an iXRF silicon drift detector for energy-dispersive spectrometry.  ASC employees have access to state of the art USGS facilities nationwide, including but not limited to SHRIMP-RG, LA-ICP-MS, electron microprobe, and argon geochronology laboratories.

CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov)

contacts: Dwight Bradley, Peter Hauessler, Alison Till, Michelle Coombs, David Houseknecht.”

from: http://alaska.usgs.gov/jobs/geologists.php

(Image by Liz Noffsinger / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.)

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