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(Ranney Collector Wells) within Layne Christensen (https://www.graniteconstruction.com/company/our-brands/layne) specializes in evaluation of groundwater conditions and the design, construction and rehabilitation of horizontal radial (Ranney) collector wells for developing groundwater supplies and water through riverbank filtration - much of this activity is shown on a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88ZGq3R5Oac

We are currently looking for geologists and wondered if there were any recent (or impending) graduates from Penn State that may be looking for work in this field.  We are interested in both entry-level (undergraduate, or Master’s level) or some with experience for positions.  We work at sites across the country and into Canada and do an extensive amount of work in the Midwest. Our staff includes senior level Hydrogeologists so in-house specific training is provided. 

Henry Hunt

Ranney Collector Wells
Sr. Project Manager / Hydrogeologist

6360 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Office: 614-888-6263|Cell: 614-395-8495
Email: henry.hunt@gcinc.com

The Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), a unit of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is seeking a motivated individual to research the diverse geology and hydrogeology of eastern Nebraska, a vibrant combination of rural and urban environments. Lincoln’s quality of life is consistently ranked among the highest in the U.S. Find more information at https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position consisting of 75% research and 25% extension.

The successful candidate will: (1) demonstrate a thorough understanding of the intimate relationship between sediments, stratigraphy, and groundwater; (2) possess knowledge of Quaternary glacial and fluvial deposits as well as understand the role of bedrock stratigraphy in regional hydrogeology; (3) understand urban and rural water-supply issues; (4) collect and process groundwater monitoring-well data; and (5) help develop cyberinfrastructure for geological and hydrogeological data. The successful candidate will also be expected to cooperate with local and state government agencies and engage in cooperative research with the CSD team and other University personnel.

The successful candidate will plan and conduct basic and applied research on geology (stratigraphy, geomorphology, mapping, etc.) and hydrogeology (aquifer characterization, hydrostratigraphy, stream-aquifer interactions, etc.), emphasizing eastern Nebraska. Work as part of the Conservation Survey Division (CSD) research team in (1) identifying emerging issues in natural resources and water supply, (2) applying new technologies, (3) acquiring external funding, (4) developing cyberinfrastructure, and (5) publishing results (CSD publications, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals). Present research results at seminars, workshops, and scientific meetings. Collaborate with government agencies (local, state, and federal), municipalities, industry, and educational institutions. Approximately 10% of the FTE will be dedicated to the Statewide Groundwater Level Monitoring Program.

The candidate will also work as part of a CSD team to translate research into educational programs. Contribute to field trips and workshops for practicing professionals. Apply research results in responding to inquiries from stakeholders and the general public. Develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders to address current issues.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
A master’s degree in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline, at time of application is required. GIS skills, the ability to work with large datasets in a digital environment, and a valid driver’s license are also required.

Preference will be given to those applicants with a master’s degree and at least five years of experience, or a PhD degree, in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline, at the time of hiring. Applicants should have research expertise in at least one of the following areas: geological and hydrogeological mapping, stratigraphy and hydrostratigraphy, geomorphology, applied geophysics, 3D geological modeling, remote sensing, unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS), aquifer characterization, stream-aquifer interactions, or groundwater modeling. Experience in successfully managing research programs; experience with glacial geology and hydrogeology; two years of experience planning and conducting geological or hydrogeological investigations, including test-hole drilling, lithologic logging, and/or field geology; a basic understanding of down-hole geophysical logging (e.g., SP, resistivity, gamma ray); excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to write and publish research results in bulletins, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals are preferred. The successful candidate should obtain a monitoring well technician license within two years of hiring.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Conservation and Survey Division are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210010. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, explains how your research interests and expertise will contribute to team science and innovative educational programs, and describes your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

The Conservation and Survey Division (CSD), a unit of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is seeking a motivated individual to research the compelling geology and hydrogeology of Nebraska’s beautiful Panhandle. The Scottsbluff micropolitan area has a population of about 40,000 and encompasses many excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. Find more information at https://visitscottsbluff.com/. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position consisting of 75% research and 25% extension.

The successful candidate will: (1) demonstrate a thorough understanding of the intimate relationship between sediments, stratigraphy, and groundwater; (2) possess knowledge of continental depositional systems and their products as hosts for fluids; (3) understand irrigation and water-supply issues in a semiarid climate; (4) develop an understanding of regional petroleum resources and their relationships to deep groundwater; and (5) help develop cyberinfrastructure for geological and hydrogeological data. The successful candidate will also be expected to cooperate with local and state government agencies and engage cooperative research with the CSD team and other University personnel.

The successful candidate will plan and conduct basic and applied research on geology (stratigraphy, geomorphology, mapping, etc.) and hydrogeology (aquifer characterization, hydrostratigraphy, stream-aquifer interactions, etc.), emphasizing western Nebraska. Work as part of the Conservation Survey Division (CSD) research team in (1) identifying emerging issues in natural resources and water supply, (2) applying new technologies, (3) acquiring external funding, (4) developing cyberinfrastructure, and (5) publishing results (CSD publications, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals). Present research results at seminars, workshops, and scientific meetings. Collaborate with government agencies (local, state, and federal), municipalities, industry, and educational institutions.

The candidate will also work as part of a CSD team to translate research into educational programs. Contribute to field trips and workshops for practicing professionals. Apply research results in responding to inquiries from stakeholders and the general public. Develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders to address current issues.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
A master’s degree in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline at the time of application is required. GIS skills, ability to work with large datasets in a digital environment and a valid driver’s license are also required.

Preference will be given to those applicants with a master’s degree and at least five years of experience, or a PhD degree in geology, geological sciences, or closely related discipline at the time of hiring. Applicants should have research expertise in at least one of the following areas: geological and hydrogeological mapping, stratigraphy and hydrostratigraphy, applied geophysics, 3D geological modeling, remote sensing, unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS), aquifer characterization, stream-aquifer interactions, or groundwater modeling. Experience in successfully managing research programs; knowledge of Great Plains Cenozoic stratigraphy; two years of experience planning and conducting geological or hydrogeological investigations, including test-hole drilling, lithologic logging, and/or field geology; a basic understanding of down-hole geophysical logging (e.g., SP, resistivity, gamma ray); and excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write and publish research results in bulletins, Extension media, and peer-reviewed scientific journals are preferred. The successful applicant should obtain a monitoring well technician license within two years of hiring.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Conservation and Survey Division are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210011. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, explains how your research interests and expertise will contribute to team science and innovative educational programs, and describes your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

The Department of Geosciences at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Lab Instructor coupled with a half-time curricular and technical support position to begin July 1, 2021.  Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include teaching introductory level Geology and Oceanography laboratory sections that may include teaching in the field. The technical and curricular support expectations are to provide support for the Department of Geosciences’ instructional programs including assisting students and faculty in the use of specialized scientific equipment, maintaining equipment, arranging logistics of student field trips, maintaining teaching collections and displays, and assisting in the classroom. A Master’s degree in geosciences or related field is required. Applicants with experience in the support of geoscience research, including technical expertise in geoscience equipment and teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply, as are candidates from groups underrepresented in Geosciences.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Geosciences may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/geosciences.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/86164 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on May 1.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact me (jloveless@smith.edu) with any questions about the position.