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 professional 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 professional staff openings

  • We have no staff openings at this time.

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 student openings (updated 4/15/20)

  • Due to the ongoing challenges associated with coronavirus, including the need for our community to shelter-in-place, we do not anticipate announcing a call for new student research positions for this summer. This was a difficult decision to make — both because we are committed to providing professional development and learning opportunities for HSU students, and because we very much value the insights and project contributions made by our student team members. We look forward to welcoming new student researchers once the pandemic has receded and we are able to return to onsite Center operations.

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.

  • We have no docent positions open at this time. Please check back with us in August, at the start of fall semester.
  • If you have questions about our education program, please contact Maia Cheli, Communications and Outreach Manager.

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