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 professional 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

  • We have no student openings at this time.

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.

Schatz Energy news