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Research Project Description

Post Graduate Researcher - GES
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Morgantown, WV; Pittsburgh, PA; or Albany, OR

Post Graduate Researcher - GES (NETL)

Project Description:

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) this posting seeks motivated scientists and engineers interested in working as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus area research team at NETL.  NETL is a multi-disciplinary, scientific and technical-oriented national laboratory.  NETL’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) conducts research to evaluate environmental impacts and risk assessments associated with domestic energy resource development. 

At present, the team is looking for support from applicants with a PhD and 3-5 years of postgraduate experience in one or more of the following areas: geophysics, geomechanics, civil engineering, or environmental engineering. 

Position requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or approved Foreign Nationals
  • Must hold a Masters and/or PhD degree from an accredited institution in a field appropriate for the applicant’s area of expertise.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.


Additional Information:

As an ORISE post-graduate researcher with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, you are expected to be an active member of a research team.  Duties include formulating specific research plans, supporting and performing laboratory experiments and/or numerical simulations, data analysis and interpretation, presenting results to both internal and external audiences, preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.  Some specific research topics for which we are seeking support include but are not limited to:

(1)        Interact with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from several national labs as part of the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) on monitoring techniques for carbon storage.  Provide guidance to NETL personnel on monitoring techniques and research for CO2 storage.  Aid in the development of a synthetic data set for NRAP.

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program.  The ORISE Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty researchers.  NETL utilizes the ORISE program to support research and work within NETL’s Office of Research & Development. 

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application at 
  • In the online application indicate your preferred NETL location and list Grant Bromhal as your requested mentor.  This will associate your application with this posting.
  • If you have additional questions please contact Nancy Andres, Nancy.Andres@NETL.DOE.GOV, who is the NETL ORISE program contact.