"Far and away the best prize life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt
The surficial rocks and sediments of western North Dakota preserve a detailed record of Cretaceous through Miocene terrestrial deposition, significant geologic events (K/Pg impact, marine intrusions, volcanic ashfalls, thermal events, glaciations), economic deposits (clinker, gravel, proppant sand, volcanic ash, kaolinite, lignite, uranium, and critical minerals), and geohazards (landslides and expansive soils).
The successful candidate will map these deposits and perform associated studies to further contextualize their distribution and occurrence. Duties involve a mix of office and fieldwork supporting both the surface mapping section and a critical minerals team. The individual will publish reports and maps on surface geology, using both field-based and desktop mapping methods along with the interpretation of aerial imagery.
Closing Date: 10/15/2023 (or until filled)