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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Subsurface Science & Technology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310569

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Subsurface Science & Technology

Job Description

The Engineering Geophysics Group within the Subsurface Science & Technology Group is seeking a highly motivated individual with a commitment to scientific excellence and national impact on critical scientific challenges. The candidate for the Post-Masters Research Associate position must have received a MSc from an accredited college or university in geophysics or a related field. The candidate is expected to support efforts using time-lapse geophysical imaging methods and other environmental sensors to interrogate subsurface properties and processes related to subsurface geothermal energy production, geologic carbon sequestration, environmental remediation, and subsurface issues related to national security. The candidate’s responsibilities will include independent field and lab work coupled with data processing and analysis. A successful candidate will also author reports, contribute to peer-reviewed journal articles, and collaborate with colleagues from multiple disciplines in the subsurface sciences. This position has a heavy emphasis on design of environmental and geophysical measurement systems, construction of complex automated sensor networks, and software programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications include:

    • Experience in designing geophysical surveys to optimize data value
    • Experience in designing, building, deploying, and validating environmental sensors
    • Experience with repairing field equipment
    • Management, analysis, and summary of geophysical/environmental data
    • Forward and inverse modeling experience
    • Technical writing experience
    • 3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

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: Engineering Geophysics

Opening Date: 2020-02-29

Closing Date: 2020-03-30