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Research Scientist/Engineer- Fluid Flow Intern ( R-00067502 )

Science and Research




Morgantown, West Virginia, United States


Job Description:

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The Leidos Research Support Team supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking an Intern to study fluid flow within rocks to join our Team in Morgantown, WV. This opportunity is expected to support research onsite full time in the summer of 2022 with tapered hours during the academic year. This opportunity will allow side by side execution of research with world-class scientists and engineers using state of the art equipment to contribute to new areas of basic and applied research.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a multi-disciplinary, scientific, and technical-oriented national laboratory. NETL produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at three NETL research sites – Albany, Ore., Morgantown, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa. – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

The employee will participate in studies relating to a variety of geologic applications related to Carbon Storage. This opportunity will utilize a computerized tomography (CT) scanner on diverse rock samples to study multiphase fluid flow, subsurface transport modeling, buoyancy driven estimates of migration, permeability, CO2 storage related to mineral composition and pore geometry, and prepare scientific writings based on their results. This work will involve a multidisciplinary team participation alongside other data scientists, engineers, geologists and computer scientists to support the priorities of the DOE Fossil Energy and Carbon Management mission space.

If this sounds like the type of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Primary Responsibilities

· Collaborating with scientists/engineers to assist with designing and performing CT testing on rock samples

· Working with the team on image processing, analysis, and application of scientific data

· Collaborating with geologists and other science researchers to assist each other in accomplishing project-related tasks

· Building relationships with internal and external clients

· Preparation and presentation of scientific writings

Basic Qualifications

· Candidates must currently be attending or enrolled in a university working towards a bachelor (senior), master, or doctorate degree in geology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, or have course work in these areas

· Candidates should typically carry at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA, with demonstrated leadership experience through community or campus activities. Recent graduates without enrollment to the next level of education cannot be considered

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

· A background in relative permeability, multiphase flow in rocks, and/or CO2 brine systems is preferred

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