PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST - SR. RESEARCH ENGINEER - SR. RESEARCH SCIENTIST - HYDROGEOLOGY at Southwest Research Institute

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Location: San Antonio, Texas





Job Description:
Job Summary:
Join the Earth Science team serving as a hydrogeologist with expertise in groundwater and/or surface water modeling. Collaborate with current Earth Science staff to acquire and conduct technical project work in the area of water resource analysis, mentor junior staff on business development/client interactions, project management, and technical work, and present project results to clients and at scientific meetings. Will be responsible for the evaluation of groundwater availability models, and characterization and modeling of aquifers in semi-arid and temperate environments. Develop and apply analytical and numerical groundwater and surface water flow and transport models for alluvial, fluvial, karst, and/or fractured rock environments. Assess potential effects of hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal wells on water resource availability and quality. Mentor junior staff on business development/client interactions, project management, and technical work. Present project results to clients and at scientific meetings, workshops, and conferences, and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Education/Experience:
Requires a MS degree in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related field with 6 more years of experience experience or a PhD degree with 5 or more years of experience. Requires Professional Geologist license in Texas (or ability to acquire within 1 year of employment). Professional Geologist license in other states is desirable. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Groundwater and/or surface water modeling experience in support of water resource analyses, particularly experience in arid and semi-arid environments, is required. Experience in design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of groundwater and/or surface water models using standard codes (e.g., MODFLOW, FEFLOW) is required. Demonstrated experience conducting independent and team research, including publication (journal articles, technical reports) and presentation of results to clients or at scientific meetings is required. Experience in a related area (e.g., aqueous geochemistry) is desirable. Frequent travel may be required. A valid/clear driver's license is required.