Support technology development in the area of geological sequestration of CO2 under the Sustainability Initiative. The preferred candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: CO2 sequestration, CO2 use in the oilfield, CO2 capture, or supercritical CO2. Expertise in chemical analysis techniques such as NMR, IR, Raman, or ICP highly desirable. Background in geosciences including mineralogy, XRD, and electron microscopy are also desirable.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Support sustainability initiative through laboratory studies on carbon management.
- Prepare autoclaves for CO2 experiments under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions.
- Study the effect of CO2 upon various types of geological samples including changes in mineralogy and pore structure.
- Analyze samples by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, NMR, IR spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy.
- Performed data collection and assist with analysis and interpretation.
- Develop custom instrumentation and new testing protocols for CO2 studies and/or modify in-house equipment for new capabilities.
- Prepare comprehensive reports summarizing laboratory procedures and outcomes.
Education and Experience
- Minimum two (2) college or an Associate Degree in related-science major required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; M.S. degree highly desired
- Nine (9) years industrial research lab experience required with a complete familiarity of standard laboratory practices
- Expertise with handling supercritical CO2 (e.g., CO2 sequestration, CO2 use in the oilfield, CO2 capture, CO2 for synthesis)
- Analytical characterization of chemical compounds using NMR, IR, and Raman spectroscopies
- Knowledge of mineralogy and/or analyzing geological samples using electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, or X-ray diffraction
NO THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES ACCEPTED