Research Scientist - Geothermal

Description of opportunity: The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE) within the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications from qualified candidates to fill a Geothermal Research Scientist position. NBMG is a public service unit within the College of Science at UNR and serves as the state geological survey for Nevada. This full-time position will support two major federally funded projects: International Geothermal Capacity Building (funded by the U.S. Department of State), and the INGENIOUS project (funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) (approximately 50% effort on each project). The successful applicant will be joining a vibrant, motivated team in the GBCGE who are dedicated to geothermal science and increasing our understanding of geothermal resource potential in the western USA and beyond. The team includes students, research scientists and faculty from within NBMG, the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, and the Desert Research Institute. The position will be based in Reno at UNR.

Job responsibilities: Job responsibilities are anticipated to include a mix of project management, geothermal research and exploration, developing and maintaining new collaborative relationships with foreign government partners, and preparing and delivering training workshops/materials on geothermal topics. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new conceptual models and resource estimates of geothermal resources in the Great Basin region of the western USA and for geothermal systems globally, fieldwork to collect new geoscientific data, and support the development of innovative, geostatistically based, geothermal exploration workflows. We are seeking candidates with excellent inter-personal skills, well-developed communication skills, the ability to meet project deadlines, and demonstrated ability to work effectively in informal and formal teams with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Required qualifications: MSc or PhD in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, or related field.

Application deadline: 11:59pm PST on February 13th, 2021.

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published: 21 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.