Boone Pickens School of Geology

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor, Hydrogeochemistry/Low-Temperature Geochemistry

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in hydrogeochemistry/low temperature geochemistry. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020. The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. 

We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities who uses field and laboratory approaches to assess geochemical or biogeochemical processes that affect aqueous environments. Areas of interest may include geochemical/biogeochemical characterization of surface/subsurface aqueous systems, the influence of human activities on groundwater resources, and produced or high salinity waters. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, externally funded research program, contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervise MS and PhD students. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the geosciences. The successful candidate will collaborate as part of a diverse faculty with specialties spanning the geosciences and core strengths in disciplines relating to energy and environment. Collaborations with interdisciplinary programs are also encouraged. 

The School has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with analytical instruments and computer hardware and software to facilitate learning and research in the School’s areas of specialization. The School’s geochemistry instrumentation include an isotope ratio mass spectrometer and peripherals capable of analyzing sediment and water samples, an ICP-OES, an ICP-MS, an ion chromatography system, HPLC, GCs, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, and other geochemical equipment; additional details can be found under ‘Facilities’ in the ‘Research’ menu at geology.okstate.edu. The School also has equipment for field acquisition of geological and geophysical data, a core facility for processing samples, and operates a field camp facility near Cañon City, Colorado. 

The application package should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, contact information for three referees, and separate statements of research (2-3 pages), teaching (1-2 pages), and diversity (1- 2 pages); the research statement should include a brief description of how the applicant’s research will interface with that of the School’s faculty. Materials should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/66924. For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Halihan (todd.halihan@okstate.edu), Geochemistry Search Committee Chair. Screening of candidates will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu. 

Full-Time Geochemistry Research Specialist

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University has an opening for a full time Research Specialist Sr II. 

Duties: The individual is expected to be an integrated part of the geochemistry research in the Boone Pickens School of Geology, including independent research, sample analysis, method development, and assistance with scientific papers and grant proposals.  We are interested in an individual who can analyze gases, liquids, and solids of geological and environmental relevance. Responsibilities include day to day operation and maintenance of instrumentation for isotopic and geochemical analyses of geological and environmental samples. The major equipment includes a Thermo Delta V Plus IRMS with an EA and a TC/EA, a PerkinElmer Optima™ 2000 DV ICP-OES, a Dionex Ion Chromatography System (ICS-3000), a Shimadzu 20A HPLC, a Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 GC, a Perkin Elmer Autosystem XL GC, an Eltra 2000 CS analyzer, and a ThermoFisher iCAP ICP-MS. The individual may perform field work, co-author publications, co-present at conferences, co-instruct seminars/short courses, and oversee undergraduate research projects.

The individual will oversee installation and receive training for new equipment, train students and researchers to run samples, order supplies, and coordinate lab safety practices. The individual should have knowledge of sample analysis, processing, and reporting and interpreting data. The individual’s performance will be reviewed annually.

Qualifications: An individual with a PhD is preferred; however, individuals with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years experience will be considered. The individual’s degree should be in geological sciences (or a closely related scientific or engineering field). This individual should have experience in independent research, operating instruments, managing a lab, working with students, and should be well versed in software operation and minor programing. The individual should be highly committed, of high personal integrity, be able to collaborate and work with multiple faculty members, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at http://geology.okstate.edu/; more information about the geochemistry and hydrogeology facilities (Quan, Riedinger, Vilcaez labs) can be found under the ‘Facilities’ heading. Additional opportunities exist to participate in professional development, mentoring, and networking.

Please submit application, a cover letter, CV/resume, detailed description of previous laboratory experience, and names and contact information for three scientists.  Qualified applicants please apply online by December 1st at https://jobs.okstate.edu, Req ID: req7417; if assistance is needed, contact OSU Human Resources at 405-744-7401. Target start date is February 1, 2019; however, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.

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