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Structural Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist. Position may become a regular, non-visiting position at a later date. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to or leading multi-disciplinary surface and subsurface research programs within the ISGS in the area of structural geology and/or geomechanics and applying innovative techniques to understand issues related to energy resource development; groundwater and seismic-hazard issues; and continental tectonics. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other ISGS scientists, University of Illinois faculty, and external colleagues, in both existing and new research programs. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (in structural geology, geomechanics, rock physics, or related fields), strong communication skills, and the ability to develop a funded research program and to work collaboratively. The ISGS is an applied research unit within the University of Illinois, a Research I institution with a resident student population of about 40,000. Research scientists at the ISGS can be considered for adjunct faculty status at the University of Illinois and may have the opportunity to teach and advise students at the undergraduate or graduate level in the Department of Geology, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. Applications must be received by January 19, 2018. For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at The University, which conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled