Geoscientist in Grand Forks, United States

at University of North Dakota
Location Grand Forks, United States
Date Posted November 18, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


University of North Dakota

Hiring Department: Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classifications: $65,000+/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, and annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some travel required.

Position remains open until filled with review of applications beginning after December 3, 2019.


Position Summary: A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

At the EERC, we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit

We are looking for an experienced, scientifically trained, energetic, and motivated geoscientist to contribute to the success of the organization by performing the following functions:
Perform reconnaissance, analysis, reduction, processing, interpretation, and reporting of scientific or technical data.
Interface with vendors, partners, clients, and third parties to develop and execute scopes of work.
Contribute to the development of models of the subsurface and perform activities related to regional characterization.
Lead or participate in the preparation and presentation of results, reports, PowerPoints, fact sheets, and other deliverables to communicate progress, results, and recommendations to team members, EERC leadership, project partners, stakeholders, and/or the general public.
Work with a multidisciplinary team to lead or contribute to the development of business opportunities, proposals, and budgets.
Assist in the preparation of technical proposals, reports, and presentations.
Support scientific and technical field work and data acquisition.
Adhere to and promote EERC core values, mission statement, policies, standard operating practices, and culture.
Interface with a diverse team of scientists and engineers to assess project uncertainties in oil and gas development and geologic CO2 storage.
Position requires excellent written, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills.
Some travel is required.

Competencies Required:
Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
Effective at project/task/personnel management in area of expertise.
Knowledge of and willingness to learn about new technologies.
Strong leadership abilities.
Adherence to and promotion of good safety practices in the workplace and field.
Knowledge of and willingness to learn about new technologies.

Minimum Requirements:
B.A. in Geological Engineering or closely related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience in oil and gas industry with familiarity and proficiency in Williston Basin oil and gas practices.
Applicants may be required to present to the interviewers during the interview process.
Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.
Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of oil and gas industry, scientific research, or computer science experience.
3+ years of business communications or public relations experience.
Graduate degree in petroleum engineering, data analytics, machine learning, or closely related field.
Experience developing presentation, proposals, and technical reports.
Experience in planning, budgeting, coordination, reporting, and management of research activities.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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