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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Geophysics in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310195

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Subsurface Science & Technology

Job Description

If you are a talented geophysicist and want to join a highly dynamic team working in various application domains, this job is for you. The Geophysics & Geomechanics Team within the Subsurface Science & Technology Group is a growing team working for numerous DOE sponsors to include NNSA, EERE, FE, and EM. The team is currently seeking a geophysicist who can contribute to research in geothermal energy, environmental remediation monitoring, and underground nuclear detonation detection. Key functions include:

  • Collecting and synthesizing geophysical data,

  • Publishing results in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals,

  • Presenting research efforts and technical work products at project meetings and national forums, and

  • Closely collaborating with team members and external partners.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications

Desired qualifications are as follows.

  • Demonstrated expertise in near-surface geophysics, electromagnetic/seismological methods, field work, and data processing in the geotechnical space.

  • Proficiency with programming/scripting in Linux/Unix environments as well as standard office software.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

This position is office based with opportunities to work in the laboratory and field. As such, travel to offsite locations may be required. Lab and field work conditions may include radiological, chemical, biological, and munitions hazards. Exposure to mechanical hazards, chemicals, etc., are kept to a minimum and mitigated through administrative and engineering controls as well as a strong safety culture and safety-conscious work environment.

Ph.D. in Geophysics or Geoscience related field with 0 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Subsurface Sci & Technology

Opening Date: 2019-12-06

Closing Date: 2020-03-01