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NEW! MSSS Scientist, Mars Imagery, Andrew Britton @KalofXeno: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Andrew Britton CURRENT TITLE:  Assistant Staff Scientist at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), San Diego, California AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Planetary geology of Mars; remote sensing YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  9 years (image processing). EDUCATION:  M.Sc. Space Science, University College London (2012); B.S….
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Dr. Brian Ricketts, sedimentologist/hydrogeologist

Sedimentology, Brian Ricketts @KiwiGeolog: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Brian Ricketts CURRENT TITLE:  Semi-retired consultant YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  40+ AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Sedimentology (classics, carbonates, volcaniclastics), sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin analysis, hydrogeology, basin-scale fluid flow, geochemistry, well-site geology, wireline log interpretation, project management, university teaching, consulting. EDUCATION:  I…
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Resume Writing Strategies

Scientific Resume Writing Strategies: Perspective from a Hiring Manager

A follower asked me to write a blog on what I look for on resumes, since I’m a hiring manager in the field of geology. The thought was that I could provide a different perspective than the general resume information…
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Tim Yilmaz, structural geologist, in Cornwall after a rainy day in the field.

UPDATED! PhD Student, Structural Geology, Tim I. Yilmaz @YilmazTim: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Tim I. Yilmaz CURRENT TITLE:  Research and teaching assistant and Ph.D. student at Tectonics and Material Fabrics Section (TUM) in the final year. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Structural geologist specialized in large-scale hydrothermal fluid flow, mineralization, brecciation, liquefication of cataclasites,…
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glacial

UPDATED! Glacial / Quaternary Geomorphology, Dr. Lynda Yorke @DrLyndaYorke: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Lynda Yorke CURRENT TITLE:  Lecturer in Physical Geography AREA OF EXPERTISE:  My background is in fluvial geomorphology and reconstructing river response to change, but during my doctorate, I became much more interested in glacial histories, sedimentology and Quaternary landforms….
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Sandie Will, Geology Manager and Writer

What’s a typical day like as a geologist? ‘A Day in the Life’ series from professionals for students

I’ve often been asked what my day is like as a geologist.  I usually ramble on and on about what I do, but I’ve never put it down in writing so students or anyone else interested could gain an understanding…
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basalt

Researcher, Planetary Sciences, Louise Alexander @LouiseEAlex: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Louise Alexander CURRENT TITLE:  Post Doctoral Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Planetary sciences; lunar basalt YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  Since June 2015, Post Doctoral Researcher at Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom; based in University College London (UCL)/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences;…
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geothermal

Geothermal Studies, Helen Robinson @Geology_Helen: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Helen Robinson CURRENT TITLE: Ph.D. candidate at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK) THESIS TITLE: Conceptual hydrogeological model for caldera-associated, high-enthalpy geothermal reservoirs in eastern Africa AREAS OF INTEREST: Applied volcanology including the geochemistry of soils, fumaroles and…
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Hadi El-Shourbagi, Demonstrator of Structural Geology, Minia University

UPDATED! Assistant Lecturer, Hadi El-Shourbagi @HadiElSh1: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: HADI EL-SHOURBAGI (هادى الشوربجى) CURRENT TITLE:  Assistant Lecturer at the Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Minia University, Egypt AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geological Applications of Remote Sensing, Field Geology, Mineral Exploration, Petrology, Tectonic Geomorphology and Geographic Information…
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Jurassic

Manager, Jurassic Coast, Sam Scriven @samrocksrocks: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Sam Scriven CURRENT TITLE: Acting Earth Science Manager, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, United Kingdom AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Geoconservation and management of geological heritage. I am particularly interested in developing heritage interpretation and public engagement on the Jurassic Coast, where I…
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science diplomacy

Science Diplomacy, Melody Brown Burkins @mbbvt: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Melody Brown Burkins CURRENT TITLES: Associate Director at John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College; Chair, United States National Committee to the International Union of Geological Sciences (USNC-IUGS) and Member, Board on International…
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paleolakes

UPDATED! PhD Student, Glacial Lakes, Laura Eddey @poorlysorted: A Day in the GeoLife Series

UPDATED  –  JANUARY 3, 2016 (Laura has updated this guest blog post to reflect the changes during her second year as a PhD candidate.  To see the progression of Laura’s career, start with her original post below dated August 27, 2014)…
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glaciology

Glaciology, Pierre Lardeux @PierreEtLaGlace: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Pierre Lardeux CURRENT TITLE: PhD Student AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Glaciology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 EDUCATION: PhD candidate, self-funded; Aberystwyth University Athena SWAN Postgraduate Representative, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Centre for Glaciology. WEBSITE: http://icenrock.org What’s your job like? There are…
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