Postdoctoral Researcher: Carbonate Sediments, Rocks, and Reservoirs

Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium within
the Department of Geology

The Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium (KICC) is an industry-funded program based in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. The consortium funds basic and applied research on carbonate sediments, rocks and reservoirs. The consortium research team currently has more than 20 professional geologists, reservoir engineers, geophysicists, geochemists, geobiologists and approximately 30 graduate students.

The successful applicant will devote approximately 85% time conducting research relevant to KICC objectives and 15% time to KICC operations. The position reports to three KICC Principal Investigators. The position will involve research, publication, and presentation of research related to the geology of carbonate sedimentary systems. Research may include travel to various sites within a specified geographical area. The position is available starting ASAP.

Required qualifications include 1) Ph.D. degree in geology of carbonate sediments, rocks or reservoirs, or closely related field. 2) Demonstrated research experience in sedimentology, stratigraphy, diagenesis, or geochemistry of carbonates. 3) Demonstrated record of scholarly productivity through publication in internationally recognized outlets and presentations at meetings. And 4) Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication. Preferred qualifications include experience working with: 1) Subsurface and reservoir-scale studies. 2) Diagenetic alteration of carbonate rocks. 3) Unconventional reservoirs. 4) Karst or cherty reservoirs. 5) Automated computer mapping and systems to analyze subsurface data. And 6) Geoscientists in the oil and gas industry.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to A complete online application includes the following materials: A complete application for the position will include a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of professional interests, and contact information for three references. Initial review of applications begins February 1, 2020, but will continue until the position is filled. For first consideration, please apply before that date.

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posted: 23 January 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.