Job Overview


The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory that produces technological solutions to America's energy challenges.  For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.

The position is located in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Geosciences Division (GSD), which is part of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).  The function of this division is to conduct research and support Fossil Energy (FE) programs in the areas of geological and geophysical sciences and hydrology of energy producing systems and geological carbon sequestration technologies, environmental cleanup technologies, and geological and geographic information systems associated with energy production and geological sequestration.  For more information about NETL's Geological and Environmental Sciences research check our website.


As a Research General Engineer/Research Physical Scientist, you will:

  • Plan and execute research to evaluate geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data in order to predict the behavior of engineered-natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity.
  • Develop and apply multi-phase flow models in porous and fractured media. 
  • Provide technical direction to lower level professionals and technicians.
  • Prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publication and presentation.
  • Promote technology transfer programs with private industry, other research organizations, and other Federal entities.