Fellow (Post Doc)

May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: We seek enthusiastic and versatile geologists able to contribute to our growing research in the broad area of energy research, especially in the subarea of synergistic seismic and lithologic/petrophysical characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs and incorporation aspects of field and laboratory datasets.  Information about the Department: http://www.k-state.edu/geology/ Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: Research in the broad area of Petroleum Geoscience Energy-Research. Anticipated areas of specialization of characterization of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs, including one or more of the following areas of expertise; petrophysics, geomechanics, sequence stratigraphy, basin analysis, seismic lithology prediction and AVO analysis, land seismic data acquisition and processing. Research that interfaces with the broad area of petroleum geology and hydrocarbon-exploration geophysics is highly desirable. Engagement in graduate and undergraduate mentoring and instruction may also be possible.  Required Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a doctorate in Geology or related field from an accredited university by August 31, 2017. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to contribute to the development of an active, externally funded research program. Proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals in one or more of the areas mentioned above. Preferred Qualifications:  Industry experience and contacts. Hands-on experience with industry software. Laboratory or field expertise relevant to the area of his/her research focus. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application that describes their qualifications and background, (2) statements outlining their research plans, (3) a curriculum vita, and (4) arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly from referees. Screening of Applications Begins: May 15, 2017 Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 47,500 - $ 57.500 Annual Salary Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.