Schatz Energy Research Center


A group photo of 35 staff standing outside the Wharfinger Building in Eureka

Professional employment

The Schatz Center employs over thirty staff and affiliated faculty members. Our team includes engineers, scientists, researchers, analysts, and administrators.

Open staff positions are posted on this jobs page, on our news blog, and on the Humboldt State University employment page.

Current openings: We are currently seeking a research engineer or senior research engineer to join our microgrid team. The position is open until filled. Application materials received by 4 pm Pacific Time (US), Friday, September 20, 2019 will receive first consideration.

Student employment

Student research assistants (SRAs) work in a wide range of project areas, including smart grids, bioenergy, transportation, offshore wind, solar power, and off-grid energy access. Summer research opportunities are usually posted in March-April. Other positions are added as needed throughout the year.

SRA openings are posted on this jobs page, on our news blog, and on the Humboldt State University Handshake page.

Current openings: We have openings for up to three early-career undergraduate Student Research Assistants (SRAs) to work on a range of projects in Fall of 2019. All application materials must be received by 4 pm on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Graduate fellows

Graduate fellows at the Center work as research assistants during their studies. Visit our fellowship page for more information.

Volunteer education team

The Center maintains a team of volunteer docents, who teach classes about power and energy, introduce K12 students to Schatz Center activities, and represent the Center at community events. Openings are posted during fall semester; we typically hire 2-4 new docents per year. Team members serve for a minimum of one year, volunteering 3-5 hours per week (including training in the fall semester). Application calls are posted on this page and on our news blog.

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