Opportunity: Organic Geochemist, USGS
The U. S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA is looking for an Organic Geochemist to study the environmental impact of energy development.
This position is in the National Research Program of the Water Mission Area. We are seeking a project scientist in organic geochemistry to conduct research on cycling and transport of organic contaminants and natural organic matter in the environment. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct lab and field studies of petroleum hydrocarbons and their environmental impact that contribute to ongoing and future research projects. Some current examples of related projects include: quantifying levels of organic contaminants from oil and gas production; fate of spilled oil and petroleum products in the environment; analysis of organics in degraded oil samples; organic contaminants from CO2sequestration, and methods for sequestering organic carbon. We seek a candidate who has excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to work with a diverse number of researchers, and research topics both independently and as part of a team.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience with specialization in organic geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, petroleum engineering, biogeochemistry, or a related field/discipline. Knowledge and experience with organic geochemical extraction and a range of analytical instruments, including mass spectrometry, gas chromatography and liquid chromatography.
Application deadline is February 8, 2016.
For more information and to apply see announcement number PAC-2016-0185 at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425669400