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Hydrogeochemist/Water Quality Modeler

Kansas Geological Survey
Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Geochemistry, Hydrology, GeoHealth
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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Relocation Cost
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The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) conducts fundamental and applied research significant to Kansas. Scientific staff are expected to develop research programs of international stature and relevant to Kansas. The individual in this position will develop and lead a research program centered around studying subsurface hydrogeochemical processes from the site- to regional-scale using numerical modeling approaches, potentially complemented by field- and laboratory-based study. Areas of research could include, but not be limited to: hydrogeochemical characterization of sedimentary aquifer systems; simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport processes; surface-water/groundwater interactions; contaminant transport and source identification. While these are areas of potential focus, demonstrated research excellence and future research potential are more important than the candidate’s specific area of specialization.

Scientists at the KGS are hard-funded, faculty-equivalent academic staff with sabbatical eligibility. Scientific staff are expected to develop research programs that are of international stature and highly relevant to Kansas, with similar standards to academic faculty in terms of research productivity, obtaining external funding to support projects, and advancement through ranks. Scientific staff also can teach and serve as advisors of graduate research, and typically have courtesy appointments with one or more academic departments. A candidate at the assistant scientist level is preferred, but exceptional applicants at the associate or senior scientist levels will also be considered.


Review begins November 13, 2023 and continues until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. For priority consideration, please apply by the review date. Tentative start date is summer or fall 2024, exact start date is negotiable.  KU NonDiscrimination/EO/AA Policy.  For addition information about the position contact Scott Ishman,, and for HR questions and information contact Annette Delaney, Full job description and application instructions at KU Employment.  

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