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Research Geologist

University of Utah
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Laboratory and Research

Requisition Number: PRN31628B

FLSA Code: Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

VP Area: President

Department: 00059 - Energy & Geoscience Institute

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: $60,000 - $75,000

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah's Energy & Geoscience Institute invites applications for an open position in Research Geologist in the areas of sedimentology and sequence/seismic stratigraphy. We are particularly looking for a Ph.D. geologist with subsurface research, well logging, and basin analysis experiences. The position is initially anticipated for two years; it will be renewable with promotion based on performance and availability of funded projects.

The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is Utah's flagship and R-1 university, and is a member of the Association of American Universities and the PAC -12. The University is located in beautiful Salt Lake City, which offers an outstanding quality of life in a major metropolitan area of 1.25 million residents, nestled against the Wasatch Mountains. We have unparalleled access to outdoor activities and field geology. The University of Utah's Energy & Geoscience Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. It is an international research institute engaged in the science and technology of energy transition and development.

The University of Utah values diverse perspectives and seeks to build more inclusive faculty, research, staff and student bodies. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Record of relevant research as demonstrated by journal publications, conference presentations, and external funding.

Earned PhD at time of hire


Experience with geologic mapping, interpretation, database and software packages.
Excellent writing, communication, and team-working skills.

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The due date for applications is September 1; applications received after the deadline may be considered until the position is filled.

As attachment to your application, please include the following:
1. Resume including education, employment, research experience, skill set, publications, funded projects
2. Copies of 2-3 published articles
3. List of References

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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