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Jobs at the Bureau of Geology

As of: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Application details are available on the New Mexico Tech (NMT) jobs page.

Field Geologist - Surficial Mapper

Field geologic mapping in New Mexico, with emphasis on the geology of Cenozoic basin fill, Quaternary incisional sequences, and geomorphology. Work must meet Bureau completion standards for high-quality geologic quadrangle maps at 1:24,000 scale.

Specialist: GIS Cartographer/Illustrator

Production of digital and print geologic maps and derivative products in ArcGIS and Illustrator; Assist in maintaining geologic map databases, tracking tables, and archiving related to the Geologic Mapping or Publication programs; Geologic Mapping or Publication programs technical support; Map Digitization and Cartography in ArcGIS.

Two Postdoc positions in molecular complexation of rare earth elements (REE) in high temperature and pressure supercritical geologic fluids Socorro, NM

We seek motivated candidates with a strong interest in high-temperature hydrothermal experimental geochemistry, EXAFS and Raman/UV-Vis spectroscopy, chemical thermodynamics and computational geochemistry. These positions are part of the new collaborative U.S. geoscience critical minerals experimental – thermodynamic research hub between New Mexico Tech (NMT), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), which is a Department of Energy (DOE), Basic Energy Sciences, funded project (https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-announces-30-million-research-secure-domestic-supply-chain-critical-elements-and). The two Postdoc positions are expected to be filled as soon as possible starting November 2021.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Geochemistry

This position is hosted at New Mexico Tech with Alexander Gysi as supervisor, but includes collaborations with our partners in the new U.S. geoscience critical minerals experimental – thermodynamic research hub between New Mexico Tech (NMT), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). As such, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to travel yearly with up to 5 months internships at LANL and apply for beamline time and travel to the GSECARS facility in Chicago for XAS-HDAC experiments.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Geochemistry

This position is hosted at New Mexico Tech with Alexander Gysi as supervisor, but includes collaborations with our partners in the new U.S. geoscience critical minerals experimental – thermodynamic research hub between New Mexico Tech (NMT), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). As such, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to travel yearly with up to 5 months internships at LANL.

Mineralogist/Senior Mineral Museum Curator

The advertised position serves as the Mineral Museum director and more informally as the state mineralogist for New Mexico. One of the main responsibilities of the job is directing the activities of our world class Mineral Museum and adhering to the approved policies and procedures for its operation. The mineralogist oversees the development of the collections and displays on campus, at state facilities, and for traveling exhibitions. The mineralogist also serves as the general chair for the annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, one of the largest in the nation.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Raman Spectroscopy Socorro, NM

We are seeking a motivated candidate who is interested in conducting research using our new MRI NSF funded Horiba Labram HR Evolution confocal Raman microscope. The instrument will be equipped with a 532 nm laser and a 266 nm UV laser and be compatible with a variety of experimental stages including a Linkam fluid inclusion heating/cooling stage and a hydrothermal diamond anvil cell. This position will be hosted at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources at NMT and supervised by Dr. Hurtig (NMT).