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Research Scientist, Geologic Mapping - University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada (US)
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Dec 29, 2023

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a research faculty position focused on geologic mapping and field-oriented research in Nevada. NBMG is seeking candidates with a foundation in field based geologic data collection and analysis to contribute to the NBMG geologic mapping program. Primary responsibilities include geologic mapping, field work, interpretation of geologic data, and publication of results. The position is principally focused on the production of geologic map products, primarily at 1:24,000 scale, with support from the USGS STATEMAP and EarthMRI programs. The position will be a non-tenure-track faculty appointment with a 12-month salary based on the UNR campus in Reno, Nevada.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree OR a Doctoral degree in geology or a related geoscience field. In addition, a demonstrated record of field research and/or industry investigations on topics related to: structural geology, economic geology, and/or Quaternary geology, and may include experience with sedimentology, tectonics, or volcanology. Preference will be given to candidates with academic, government, or industry experience in field-oriented research.  Expertise in geologic mapping, sedimentologic analyses, structural analyses (e.g. fault kinematics), geochronology, and/or paleomagnetism will be valued.  Familiarity with ArcGIS software in the preparation of geologic map publications and compilation of geologic datasets is preferred. The successful candidate must work independently, show creativity, and be assertive in the development, application, and evaluation of geologic mapping projects, as well as publication of geologic maps and related reports. In addition, preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with NBMG’s role as the state geological survey of Nevada.

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EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the top 120 universities in America for funded research, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; it is a doctoral-granting research university ("high research activity"), and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as "National University, Doctoral (Tier I)".

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