[ES_JOBS_NET] USGS Radionuclide Geochemistry position due Oct 8

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Oct 4 21:06:47 MDT 2015

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

*Sediment Radionuclide Geochemistry*

The U.S. Geological Survey seeks candidates for a full-time permanent
research position in sediment radionuclide geochemistry at the GS-11, GS-12
or GS-13 grades. This early-career interdisciplinary position in the
National Research Program (http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/) may be filled under
these job series: Research Chemist or Research Geologist or Research
Hydrologist.  Grade and salary ($63,000 to approximately $100,000) 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
education and experience) in a field related to radionuclide geochemistry.
Experience will include analyses of radioisotopes in environmental samples
(naturally-occurring or nuclear fuel cycle generated radionuclides) as well
as 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 development of laboratory capabilities
and research applications in the area of radionuclide geochemistry.  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 employed by the
CSDF include: radiometric techniques (14C, 137Cs, 7Be, 210Pb, 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.

The position will be located in Reston, Virginia in the Eastern Branch of
the National Research Program (NRP).  The NRP is a program in the USGS
Water Mission Area and offers a stimulating and collegial environment for
research in water-related earth science to meet current and anticipated
national needs.  NRP 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-2015-1182, or go to
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/415169600.  Applications (resume
and questionnaire responses) must be received online BEFORE midnight
Eastern Time on the closing date posted in the USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement
(*October 7)*.  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: Greg Desmond (703-648-4728,
gdesmond at usgs.gov) or Pierre Glynn (703-648-5823, pglynn at usgs.gov), or
Katherine Skalak (703-648-5435, kskalak at usgs.gov) in the Eastern Branch of
the NRP.

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