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NEW! Polar Oceanography, Céline Heuzé @ClnHz: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Céline Heuzé CURRENT TITLE:  VINNOVA (Sweden’s innovation agency) Marie Curie research fellow, or post-doc simply AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Polar oceanography, abyssal circulation YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  4 years in research EDUCATION:  PhD in physical oceanography from the University of East Anglia (United…
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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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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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structural geologist

Structural Geologist, David McNamara @mcnamadd: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  David McNamara CURRENT TITLE:  Structural Geologist AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Energy and Tectonics Research YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  6 years post-PhD EDUCATION:  Undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and PhD from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. What’s your job like?…
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Museum Curator, Paolo Viscardi @PaoloViscardi: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Paolo Viscardi CURRENT TITLE:  Curator of the Grant Museum of Zoology, University College, London, United Kingdom AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Palaeontology, zoology, biomechanics YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  15+ EDUCATION:  I studied biology and geology as a Joint Honours BSc at the…
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Rivers & Hydrology, Homero Paltan @hpnk: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Homero Paltan CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Candidate in Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Topic of research: ‘Rivers and Hydrology in Cold Regions: Sensitivity to Climate Change’ AREAS OF INTEREST:  River dynamics, water sources and climate change;…
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Lecturer in Hydrology, Joshua Larsen @drjoshlarsen: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Joshua Larsen CURRENT TITLE:  I am a lecturer in hydrology at the University of Queensland, Australia. AREA OF EXPERTISE: Hydrology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  2+ EDUCATION:  I originally studied geology before doing a PhD in hydrology, both at the University of…
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PhD Researcher, Geology, Zoe McKellar @ZMcKellar: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Zoe McKellar CURRENT TITLE: PhD Researcher in Geology. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Main research interests are structural geology and sedimentology, tectonostratigraphy, basin evolution and provenance. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  5 EDUCATION:  Honors BSc in Geology and Petroleum Geology. Just finished the…
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Volcanology, Nathan Magnall @NathanMagnall: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Nathan Magnall CURRENT TITLE:  PhD student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanology, specifically effusive rhyolite and basaltic eruptions YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 1 year as a PhD student EDUCATION:  I attained a Geology MESci (undergraduate and Master’s) from the University of Liverpool, United…
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Reservoir Geomechanics, Debanjan Guha Roy @DGRtweets: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Debanjan Guha Roy CURRENT TITLE:  Reservoir Geomechanics Ph.D student at the IITB-Monash Research Academy, a joint venture between the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India and Monash University, Australia. AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Hydraulic fracturing, numerical modeling, rock…
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PhD Student, Shaun Harrigan at Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA

Hydroclimatology, Shaun Harrigan @shaunharrigan: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Shaun Harrigan CURRENT TITLE: PhD Student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Hydroclimatology [I study what drives changes in hydrological extremes (floods and droughts), from climate change to human alterations within catchments]. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5 (two years as a research assistant…
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