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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SHARED SERVICECENTER
LAWERENCE, KS Full time
Posted on March 30, 2018

The Geology Department at The University of Kansas seeks a full- time Research Technician. To apply: https://employment.ku.edu/staff/11501BR . Application review begins April 27, 2018.
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For nearly 150 years, the Department of Geology at KU has been a leader in the geosciences. Today KU Geology has 26 regular faculty members; 15 courtesy faculty members; 3 post-doctoral research associates; 11 research staff, research-support staff, or lab managers; and 8 professors emeriti. The graduate program has more than 100 graduate students from all over the United States and several foreign countries. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are awarded. KU Geology places its graduates in academia, industry, and government.

The Department has close ties with a number of research units at KU, including the Kansas Geological Survey, the Paleontological Institute, the Biodiversity InstituteNatural History Museum, the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program, and the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. In addition, some students and faculty work closely with the Water Resources Division of the U. S. Geological Survey, a branch of which is located in Lawrence, Kansas.

There are almost 100 undergraduate geology majors working toward earning a B.S. in geology with emphasis in general geology, environmental geology, engineering geology, or geophysics, or a B.A. in geology.

KU Geology is the home of the alpha chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the earth sciences national honor society, which was founded in 1915. It also hosts student-run chapters of the national or international organizations AWG, AAPG, and SEG, as well as the KU Geology Club. As one example of intradepartmental interaction, geology graduate students run a geology-undergraduate-student mentoring program, providing a way for undergraduates to learn from graduate students.