[ES_JOBS_NET] USGS Full-time, permanent research position, Environmental Mineralogy/Geochemistry

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Nov 12 22:05:28 MST 2015

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From: Seal, Robert <rseal at usgs.gov>
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM

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*Full-Time Permanent Research Position in the Mineral Resources Program,
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.*

*Environmental Mineralogy/Geochemistry*

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seeks candidates for a full-time
permanent research position in environmental mineralogy/geochemistry at the
GS-12 grade. This early-career interdisciplinary position in the Mineral
Resources Program (MRP) (http://minerals.usgs.gov/) may be filled under
these job series: Research Geologist or Research Chemist. Grade and salary
($76,378 to $99,296) 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
attainment of a Ph.D. (or equivalent education and experience) in a field
related to environmental mineralogy/geochemistry. Experience will include
analyses of minerals, bulk solid samples such as mine waste or sediments,
water samples, and other environmental samples, particularly from metal
mine sites, as well as research in areas such as trace element
geochemistry, experimental geochemistry, and soil or sediment science.
Experience in mineral characterization will include standard techniques
such as optical petrography, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron
microscopy, and electron probe microanalysis. Additional experience with
advanced techniques such as synchrotron-based X-ray spectroscopy, Raman
spectroscopy, or transmission electron microscopy, among others will be
considered favorably. The applicant will have demonstrated scientific
vision, leadership, and productivity in societally-relevant, and
collaborative inter-disciplinary research topics.

The successful candidate will lead development of laboratory capabilities
and research applications in the area of environmental
mineralogy/geochemistry. The scientist will collaborate with geologists,
chemists, hydrologists, ecologists and microbiologists in the USGS.

The position will be located in Reston, Virginia in the Eastern Minerals
and Environmental Resources Science Center of the Mineral Resources
Program. The MRP is a program in the USGS Energy and Minerals Mission Area
and offers a stimulating and collegial environment for research in
minerals-related earth science to meet current and anticipated national
needs. MRP researchers collaborate with scientists nationally and
internationally as well as with other USGS scientists nationwide.

*To Apply:*

The on-line Vacancy Announcement is posted at the Office of Personnel
Management's USAJOBS website. For additional information about
qualifications and requirements, and to apply for this position, go to
www.usajobs.gov and search for Vacancy Announcement ATL-2015-1361, or go to
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420967200. Applications (resume
and questionnaire responses) must be received online BEFORE midnight
Eastern Time on the closing date posted in the USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement
(December 7, 2015).  It is important that candidates view the Vacancy
Announcement in its entirety to be sure that all required documents are
submitted. Incomplete application packages cannot be considered. For
further information, please contact: Dominic Garcia (303-236-9589,
degarcia at usgs.gov) or Dan Hayba (703-648-6327, dhayba at usgs.gov), in the
Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center.

US Citizenship is required for this position. The USGS is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Robert (Bob) Seal
US Geological Survey
954 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
rseal at usgs.gov
W: 703-648-6290
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