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Open position at the Schatz Center: student research assistant

Extended: Applications now due by Sunday, November 8 at 4:00 pm (Pacific)

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We are currently seeking to hire one “early-career” undergraduate Student Research Assistant (SRA). This position is expected to start in mid-November and continue to the end of the spring 2021 semester.

Currently, this position will telecommute, based on HSU and Schatz Center protocols related to COVID-19, with an expectation to return to in-person work as guidelines allow.

Applications are welcome from all early-career students currently enrolled in the Environmental Resources Engineering program at Humboldt State University (see details below).

This student researcher will work with an active project team here at the Schatz Center, determined by interest, skills, and experience. Some of the available projects include a surface area assessment of biochars, a transmission analysis for offshore wind power, and strategies to minimize wildfire smoke exposure in northern California.


This position is funded through the GI 2025 program. To be eligible, applicants:

  • must be students in good academic standing in the Environmental Resources Engineering major who are registered for at least 6.0 units this semester (Fall 2020), and
  • should either (a) have successfully completed ENGR 115 (Introduction to Environmental Resources Engineering) and have not taken more than one “300-level” engineering course, and/or (b) be in their first year in the Environmental Resources Engineering program at HSU.

No prior relevant experience is required. We strongly encourage all students to apply, including those from underrepresented groups in engineering.

Compensation and time

This is a non-benefited hourly position, with an average 7-10 hours per week. The wage is $14.00 per hour.

Who we are and what we do

Since 1989, the Schatz Center has been a leader in applied research and project development for clean and renewable energy. We work across a broad range of research areas, including microgrid development, offshore wind feasibility studies, sustainable transportation design, carbon life cycle analysis, solar product testing, and planning and policy for clean energy access around the globe.

As residents of a rural coastal community, we are keenly aware of our social and environmental responsibilities. We are committed to increasing energy access and resilience for communities worldwide — and do so through clean and renewable design that reduces climate change and restores environmental and human health.

We are committed to supporting a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace for all employees. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Download the full job announcement for details on how to apply! For additional information, please email or call (707) 826-4345.

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