[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Geologist II: Organic Petrology, Coal, Petroleum Geology; Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman

Chang, Julie M. jmchang at ou.edu
Tue Feb 27 14:37:30 MST 2018


The Oklahoma Geological Survey is seeking a geologist with a background in organic petrology, coal geology, and/or petroleum geology.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a state agency whose charge is to investigate and promote the wise use of Oklahoma's land, water, mineral, and energy resources.  The successful candidate will work individually and with others to characterize and understand the origin and evolution of coals, hydrocarbon source rocks, and solid hydrocarbon resources (e.g., asphaltites) in Oklahoma.  The Oklahoma Geological Survey is part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma on the Norman campus.

Conduct investigations of coals, hydrocarbon source rocks, and solid hydrocarbon resources in Oklahoma
Publish and present results of scientific investigations
Serve the general public, particularly by providing information and technical assistance to operators, consultants, and the public on a regular basis
Participate in and lead geologic field trips
Maintain databases and bibliographies of coal, gas shales, source rocks, and basins in Oklahoma

Knowledge & Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Oklahoma coal and petroleum geology
Skilled in use of geology-related software and programs (e.g., ArcGIS; Petra/Geographix; Microsoft Access and Excel)

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Geology or Geoscience-related field
Experience:  Demonstrated at least 2 years experience in geology

Physical Working Conditions:
Travel:  Field investigations, meetings, and workshops may require in-state or out-of-state travel, long workdays, and/or overnight travel
Physical Condition:  Should be in good physical condition for walking, carrying fifty pounds up to ½ mile, loading and unloading equipment, and digging and trenching to collect samples

Master's in Geology or related Geoscience
Experience using a reflected-light microscope for organic petrology studies
Experience measuring vitrinite, bitumen, and zooclast reflectance
Experience in the maceral analysis of coal and visual kerogen analysis of shale

Apply online at https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?job=180349&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Thank you!

Julie M. Chang, Ph.D. | Geologist IV
Oklahoma Geological Survey | 405.325.7055

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