Full-Time Permanent Research Position in the National
Research Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sediment Radionuclide Geochemistry
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://ift.tt/1tZBRoP) 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.
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.
The on-line Vacancy Announcement,
which will be posted at the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov) contains additional information regarding
qualification requirements. Applicants
can apply for 30 days starting on or about September 1, 2015, by looking for
the following Vacancy Announcement number: ATL-2015-1182. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pierre Glynn (703-648-5823, email@example.com),
or Katherine Skalak (703-648-5435, firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Eastern Branch of the NRP.
US Citizenship is required for this position. The USGS is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.