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Career Opportunities for SedGeo Scientists

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Consultant Geoscientist - Marine | Fugro 

Fugro Marine Geoconsulting Americas are incredibly busy and anticipate being busy at this level for quite some time. I have two mature-level Consultant Geoscientist positions available based in either our Houston, TX or Lafayette, LA offices. These are positions for experienced specialists in both shallow and deep marine geohazards, site characterization, and integrated geophysical and geotechnical ground modeling.

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Assistant Tenure Professor | The University of Texas at Arlington 

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in broadly construed areas related to environmental science at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. We seek a broadly-trained environmental scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our earth and environmental science programs. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental data science, energy resources, modeling cross-scale relationships between climate/hydrology and ecosystems, environmental health, or sustainability. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research strength in geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry, ecology, and genomics in the College of Science. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include the a Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research ( SEIR ) building.

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Depositional controls on low-latitude, mixed shallow-water carbonate rocks, Lower Mississippian, continental U.S., with implications for reservoir character | University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Supervisor: Dr Diana Ortega-Ariza, Assistant Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey-University of Kansas
Funding status: This position is fully funded for two years and includes summer support.
The successful applicant will start the project in summer/fall 2023.
To inquire about this position, please contact Dr. Diana Ortega-Ariza at with the following items in a single PDF attachment: 1) A cover letter describing your interest in the position, and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, 2) Resume/CV, 3) Contact information for two professional references, and 4) unofficial transcripts.
Review of applications will begin July 30, 2022 and continue through November 30, 2022.

Project description and details

MSc Positions in Clastic Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - University of Manitoba, Canada

U of M Researcher: Paul Durkin (Assistant Professor)

Project Topic

Sedimentology and stratigraphy of Cretaceous fluvial and shallow marine deposits

Project Description

The clastic sedimentology research group in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Manitoba is seeking two highly motivated and talented MSc students to study outcropping fluvial and shallow marine deposits from the Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Potential study areas include Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. The successful candidate should have a 4-year Bachelor's of Science or Arts degree in Geological or Earth Sciences (or equivalent). They should have a solid background in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and experience in the field. Completion of an undergraduate thesis is an asset. The successful candidate should have a GPA >3.0 out of 4.5 (University of Manitoba scale). The position is fully funded by a research assistantship; qualification for NSERC graduate scholarship is an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development of a research proposal, conduct field work for primary data collection, laboratory analysis, data analysis, 3D mapping and modelling, thesis writing, course work, and conference participation.

Skills and Benefits

Students will be trained in classic field-based clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy, integrated with novel Structure-from-Motion Remotely Piloted Aircraft System photogrammetry and LiDAR mapping. Students will gain experience in project management, report and manuscript preparation, oral presentations, and 3D geological modelling. Graduates from this program are trained for careers in the petroleum industry, government, or further academic studies. 

To apply, please send a CV and a letter outlining your interest in these opportunities to Dr. Paul Durkin at

Applications will be considered upon receipt and the position is open until filled.

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GSNOCS Project | University of Southampton | Determining the duration of ridge flank hydrothermal exchange and its role in global biogeochemical cycles

Dr Rosalind Coggon, Prof Damon Teagle, Prof Anthony Koppers (Oregon State)

Rationale: Ocean chemistry reflects a dynamic balance between riverine inputs, biological processing, sediment burial, and hydrothermal exchanges with ocean crust. Current models of seawater geochemical evolution generally only consider high temperature hydrothermal venting along ridge axes, ignoring the lower temperature reactions across the vast ridge flanks. Investigating ridge flank exchange, however, is not easy: it requires scientific ocean drilling through thick sediments into the oceanic crust. To date, most investigations have taken place on only young and very old crust. Consequently, although there is a measurable conductive heat flow anomaly in young ocean crust for on average ~65 million years, whether this thermal exchange also results in continual chemical exchange is not known. This project aims to quantify hydrothermal exchange, providing a baseline to investigate vital Earth processes from records of past ocean chemistry. The student will work on the very first samples of 7-63 Ma ocean crust from the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank that will be collected in spring/summer 2022 by the International Ocean Discovery Program. This will allow the timing and duration of ridge flank hydrothermal exchange to be determined, and consequently its role in setting the chemical composition of the oceans, for the first time.

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PhD - Hybrid event beds in confined basins | University of Leads 

Seeking a PhD studentship to be run under the auspices of the Turbidites Research Group (TRG) in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. Highlights:

• Opportunity to undertake field, laboratory and subsurface investigation of stunning datasets from France, and the subsurface of the Gulf of Mexico.
• Join an integrated research group, with links to international researchers and industry.
• Attend international conferences in Europe, the US and elsewhere.
• Project sits alongside linked research as part of a larger research programme.
• Opportunities for career development (academia, internships, industry and beyond).

Applications ongoing.

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North Carolina Geological Survey – Assistant Field Geologist – Coastal Plain

This is an entry-level, temporary, 11-month position to assist the North Carolina Geological Survey in implementing USGS funded federal grants that support Coastal Plain mapping (STATEMAP and EARTH-MRI) and archiving. Primary responsibility will be as a member of 4-person field team that collects Geoprobe cores to support stratigraphic studies of the Coastal Plain. The workstation will be the North Carolina Geological Survey’s Coastal Plain Office and Core Repository in Raleigh, NC. Funding is currently available for two years of full time work, with strong possibility of extensions. This is an 11 month position, that requires a month-long unpaid furlough annually, with a return to full-time work after the furlough. Please contact for more information. Applications ongoing.

Job Description - Geological Technician -2022.pdf

North Carolina Geological Survey – Field Geologists – 3D Subsurface Mapping – Plio-Pleistocene - Coastal Plain Province (BS, MS)

NCGS has field positions for soft-rock field geologists interested in 3D subsurface mapping, which integrates landform analysis from high-resolution LiDAR with sequence stratigraphy and facies analysis.  Positions are funded by the USGS STATEMAP and EARTH MRI projects, and are excellent for those electing to pursue field geology as a long-term professional goal.  Start date is negotiable; salary depends on education level and experience; U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in US is required. Please contact for more information. Applications ongoing.

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