Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Sep 02, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department: Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification: $80,000, 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 include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans. 
Work ScheduleMonday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM (Central) on the closing date.


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

This position is a joint partnership between Energy & Environmental Research Center and Petroleum Engineering Department withing the College of Engineering and Mines.

  • Teach two courses in Petroleum Engineering
  • Advising Petroleum Engineering students
  • Developing and overseeing the development of geophysical models of the subsurface.
  • Performing regional geological characterization.
  • Performing petrophysical analyses of geophysical well log data.
  • Assisting in the preparation of technical proposals, reports, and presentations.
  • Interfacing 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.

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 the EERC’s website at


Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years of industry experience.
  • Experience with Petrel, TechLog, Petra, Neuralog, and ArcGIS software.
  • Expertise in the field of geomechanics.
  • Prior research related to geologic CO2 storage and CO2 enhanced oil recovery.
  • Prior experience in characterizing the Bakken and Three Forks Formations.
  • Experience with technical writing, such as author or coauthor of published peer-reviewed article or technical paper.
  • Applicants will be required to present to the interviewers during the interview.
  • Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample.
  • Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae are required.
  • Successful completion of a 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:

  • Field experience, including wellsite and field production operations.
  • Previous experience with the following:
    • Oil- and gas-related logging techniques.
    • Applied geostatistics in modeling subsurface environments.
    • Mentoring or supervising other researchers.
    • Preparing research budgets and/or managing funds.
    • Writing proposals to answer competitive funding opportunities.

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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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