Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Geothermal Energy and Subsurface Systems Group in the Power and Energy Systems Department is seeking a mid- to advanced career geochemist to augment its research team focused on geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, and hydrogen storage! We are seeking a colleague to join this team researching solutions to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) with every other Friday off. This position will involve some travel and some work outside normal office hours.
This position may be perfect if you are an experienced geothermal researcher, or a geochemist in the oil and gas industry looking to move out of the dark and into the light of the green energy transition.
Interface regularly with federal government and industry sponsors, and work to expand the group’s research portfolio with new and existing sponsors.
Independently identify, collect, and analyze data from research experiments, field observations, scientific literature, and numerical models
Contribute to the development of program plans and identify concepts for new business and assist in their development
Extract and compile technical data and documentation as required and contribute to technical reports, publications, and presentations at national technical meetings and project evaluations with program sponsors
Support management and work program leadership in meeting DOE/industry expectations, achievements, and results, and INL internal reporting metrics
Interface and develop relations with other labs and industry related to current work scope
Participate in and lead the design, planning, and execution of research projects, including modeling and simulation, and field and lab research.
Support department and program managers and senior management to meet program and project objectives.
Prepare technical reports, peer-reviewed and conference publications, and proposals for internally and externally funded work.
Represent the department through programmatic and technical presentations to sponsors and peers at conferences and symposia.
Maintain currency in a knowledge, techniques, and capabilities commensurate with technology advancement in relevant fields.
Communicate often with project leads and management to ensure work alignment and focus of effort.
Maintain environmental, safety, and security knowledge and training.
Mentor junior research staff and interns and assist them with questions regarding training; safe, secure, and environmentally compliant conduct of operations; and technical knowledge related to project work.
In operation since 1949, Idaho National Laboratory is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in energy research, nuclear science and national defense. The world's first usable amount of electricity from nuclear energy was generated here in 1951.
At 890 square miles (569,135 acres), the INL Site is roughly 85 percent the size of Rhode Island. In addition to our geographic resources, the lab hosts a variety of unique facilities, including the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility.
Complementing our nuclear research, the lab has numerous alternative energy and national security programs. Robotics, wind power, high-performance computing, biofuels, critical infrastructure protection, carbon management and advanced vehicle testing are just a few examples of our multifaceted research capabilities. If you are looking for a 21st-century energy or technology career, visit our Careers tab at www.inl.gov.