Three Geoscience positions at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Madison, Wisconsin
Varies by position; all three positions have full benefits.
Nov 07, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
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Three Geoscience positions at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), in Madison, WI, seeks applications for three geoscience positions:

Hydrogeologist. We are looking for an experienced hydrogeologist to join our active groundwater team. The position will initially focus on groundwater problems in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, a terrain dominated by Paleozoic sandstones and carbonates. Potential studies in this region include investigations of well water quality and contamination susceptibility related to regional geology, karst and fracture features, groundwater flow systems, and land use changes. The hydrogeologist will also engage in applied county-scale projects as needed in other parts of the state.

Bedrock Geologist. Join our world-class group of researchers as a bedrock geologist. Your research will help expand the understanding of the geology of Wisconsin. We’re looking for someone with experience in carbonate geology, clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, or structural geology to conduct geologic mapping to address specific research questions. Participate in the Survey’s ongoing bedrock mapping program, including field mapping and study of outcrops, organizing and interpreting subsurface geologic and geophysical logs, describe rock core and cuttings, develop isopach and depth-to-bedrock maps, and construct and interpret three-dimensional geologic data sets.

Geoscience Program Coordinator. The Geoscience Program Coordinator is a new position designed to coordinate geoscience publications and projects in support of the Survey’s strategic plan. This position will play a key editorial role in facilitating, guiding, and managing the Survey’s timely publication of maps and reports, including our overseeing peer review process. The position will also focus on project coordination and promotion, including needs assessment, investigation of local, state, and national funding opportunities, and facilitation of communication between and among Survey staff, partners, and stakeholders.


The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), a part of the University of Wisconsin–Extension, is an interdisciplinary organization that conducts natural resources surveys and research to produce information used for decision making, problem solving, planning, management, development, and education. 

The WGNHS is ideally located in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is home to the State Capitol and University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Surrounded by lakes, our bike-friendly college town is a vibrant hub of art, music, local foods, and outdoor activities. Our city consistently ranks as a top place to live, work, and play.

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