[ES_JOBS_NET] Radionuclide geochemist position

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Dec 5 14:18:32 MST 2014

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From: Bohlke, John Karl <jkbohlke at usgs.gov>
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM

*Research Position in Sediment Radionuclide Geochemistry, *

*U.S. Geological Survey, National Center, Reston, Virginia.*

The U.S. Geological Survey seeks candidates for a full-time permanent
research position in sediment radionuclide geochemistry at the GS-11 or
GS-12 grades. This early-career interdisciplinary position in the National
Research Program (http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/) may be filled under these job
series: Chemist or Geologist.  Grade and salary ($63,000 to $98,000) will
be based on education and experience. Prior to starting employment with the
USGS, a successful applicant will have demonstrated educational and
research accomplishments, through the obtainment of a Ph.D or equivalent
doctoral degree, or through equivalent experience and knowledge, in a field
related to radionuclide geochemistry.  Experience will include analyses of
radioisotopes in environmental samples (naturally-occurring or nuclear fuel
cycle generated radionuclides), and additionally research in areas such as
heavy/trace metal geochemistry,   mineralogy, and soil or sediment
science.  The applicant will have demonstrated scientific vision,
leadership, and productivity in exciting, societally-relevant, and
collaborative inter-disciplinary research topics.

The successful candidate will lead  the development of laboratory
capabilities and research applications in the area of sediment radionuclide
geochemistry with the purpose of quantifying  the provenance and times
scales of sediment storage and transport .  The scientist will collaborate
with hydrologists, geologists, chemists, ecologists and microbiologists in
the USGS and provide assistance and direction in methods development for
the Center for Sediment Dynamics and Forensics (CSDF), a developing center
of excellence. .

The CSDF is expected to apply a full range of observational and
experimental techniques in both the laboratory and the field. Examples of
techniques to be used by the CSDF include: radiometric techniques (14C, 137Cs,
7Be, 234U, 238U and other radioisotopes), Optically Stimulated
Luminescence, Electron Spin Resonance, X-ray diffraction mineralogy, stable
isotopes of light and heavy elements), major-element analysis, geochemical
phase analyses*, *organic molecular markers, rare earth and trace element
distributions, and carbon and nutrient analyses.

*To Apply:*

The position will be located in Reston, Virginia in the Eastern Branch of
the National Research Program. The NRP, a program in the USGS Water Mission
Area, offers a stimulating and collegial environment for research in
water-related earth science to meet current and anticipated national needs.
NRP Researchers collaborate with USGS scientists nationwide as well as with
other scientists in government and academia, both nationally and

The on-line vacancy announcement, which will be posted at the Office of
Personnel Management's USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.opm.gov) contains
additional information regarding qualification requirements. The vacancy
will be open starting on or about December 15, 2014 until January 28,
2015. *Applications
(resumes and questionnaire responses) must be received online BEFORE
midnight Eastern Time on the closing date posted in the USAJOBS Vacancy
Announcement*. It is important that candidates view the Vacancy
Announcement in their entirety to be sure that all required documents are
submitted. Incomplete application packages cannot be considered. For
further information, please contact: Harry Jenter, 703-648-5916,
hjenter at usgs.gov, or Pierre Glynn, 703-648-5823, pglynn at usgs.gov in the
Eastern Branch of the NRP, or Claire Ritter, 703-648-5786, critter at usgs.gov,
Human Resources Specialist.

*US Citizenship is mandatory.*  For any US Citizen, the Vacancy
Announcement number is: ATL-2015-0049.  For current or former US Federal
employees who have competitive status, or for applicants who are eligible
under a special appointing authority, the vacancy number is:
ATL-2015-0050.  The
USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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