Geophysics Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute

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June 29, 2012

Job Available: Geophysics Research Scientist
Employer: Battelle Memorial Institute

Geophysics Research Scientist – Job Description
Integrity, confidence, discipline and commitment define your career in Battelle’s National Security Global Business. Battelle was built on a firm foundation of honesty, integrity, and outstanding service and the work we do in national security impacts lives around the world; whether we’re creating armor for military applications, testing a life-saving vaccine, or developing a more efficient hydrogen fuel cell. At Battelle, we reward the best work with more responsibility, positions to grow and develop, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Are YOU ready for your Next Mission?

Our National Security Global Business is currently seeking a Geophysics Research Scientist. This position is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Our geophysics group specializes in state-of-the-art airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveying for near-surface targets such as unexploded ordnance (UXO) and infrastructure (pipelines), as well as electrical conductivity mapping for detailed assessments of earthen levees or other subsurface features of interest. .

Job Benefits
Battelle’s highly competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, employee pension, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit

The Geophysicist responsibilities include:

– Acquisition, processing, and analysis of precision ground and airborne magnetic and electromagnetic data
– Report writing and data archiving
– Field work in both domestic and foreign locations
– Support to new and ongoing geophysical research in sensor, systems, and algorithm development
– Participation in proposal writing, marketing, business development, and development/submission of technical publications and journal articles

– BS or MS in geophysics, engineering, earth science, or related discipline with a strong computational background
– Coursework with a record of solid academic performance in geophysics, earth science, physical science, and computational methods
– Coursework incorporating geophysical data processing, mathematical modeling, and computer language(s)/programming is preferred
– 1-5 years of relevant experience in geophysical surveying systems and methods, with magnetic and electromagnetic systems surveying preferred
– Willingness to travel up to 50% and support project field work in both domestic and foreign locations.
– Experience in providing support to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) clients, including DoD’s Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), is preferred
– Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office. Experience with geophysical/technical software packages including Geosoft Oasis montaj, Matlab, ArcGIS, and related utilities/scripts is preferred
– Ability to successfully pass medical screening, including the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
– Ability to pass Commercial Motor Vehicle training and associated medical exam
– Ability to pass HAZWOPER safety training and maintain HAZWOPER certification
– Excellent oral and written communications skills

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