Field Hydrogeophysics Technician, Toledo, Ohio

The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$40, 000 - 45, 000 per annum
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The Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, OH seeks a Field Hydrogeophysics Technician to lead field geophysical, hydrological and wetland sampling campaigns as part of its wetland monitoring project within Northwest Ohio. This position is part of a grant funded project on monitoring restored wetlands to understand their effectiveness in retaining nutrients. The project involves collaboration between scientists from over 8 institutions and agencies through the Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN). Close collaboration with LEARN project partners and scientists is expected. The position is available on a full-time basis for 15 months starting October 1, 2021 with potential renewal pending continuing external funding. Responsibilities • Geophysical characterization and monitoring of wetlands’ shallow subsurface  Field measurement, analysis/inversion and interpretation of geophysical data including electromagnetic, electrical resistivity, self-potential and ground penetrating radar at multiple wetlands within Ohio  Keeping detailed field protocol and documenting results  Presenting geophysical results as multi-dimensional images (visualization) • Wetland soil sampling and analysis (in the field and lab) • Installation of 1 – 2 inches temporary groundwater monitoring wells • Hydraulic testing including slug and tracer testing • Surface and groundwater sampling and parameter monitoring • Integrating results in a GIS environment • Use total station and differential GPS system • Coordinating field visits to wetland sites and participating in regular wetland monitoring campaigns
• A minimum bachelor’s degree in geophysics, geology, environmental sciences, physics, engineering, or other related discipline. • Willingness and ability to engage in intensive field research activities including spending significant time outdoors, operating and maintaining equipment, etc. • Experience or willingness to learn and implement field geophysical and hydrogeological methods • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record • A good quantitative and analytical ability Communication and other skills • Effective communication skills (oral and written) • Ability to work without close supervision and to make decisions concerning weather conditions and other logistical factors • Ability to work closely with students, faculty, and other staff to maintain research efficiency of the project.
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Dr. Kennedy Doro
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