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Battelle Memorial Institute Geophysicist III in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Battelle’s Energy Division is currently seeking a Geophysicist III . This position located in Columbus, OH . Remote working options may be available.

As a Geophysicist II, the selected individual will provide geophysical support for commercial CCUS projects. The successful candidate will work with the guidance of senior geosciences staff. Examples of responsibilities based on current or anticipated projects include:

  • Seismic acquisition and design QC (2D, 3D, 4D).

  • Liaise with seismic vendors to ensure successful project outcomes.

  • Assist in borehole seismic planning and data QC.

  • Provide project acquisition field support when required.

  • Contribute to seismic processing QC.

  • Assist in the development of geophysical monitoring technologies.

  • Advance the selection and execution of geophysical monitoring, verification, and accounting techniques, including surface and subsurface instrumentation suites and data analysis techniques.

  • Assists with preparation of proposals to provide geophysical services for carbon dioxide storage opportunities.

  • Interact with both internal and external clients to convey results or present findings through briefings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics, or closely related discipline.

  • 10+ years’ geophysics experience in O&G or CCUS

  • Specialist in seismic survey design, planning and processing QC

  • Hands-on experience with additional geophysical analysis and integration software suites, such as Petrel or Geographix

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to represent Battelle or its clients at conferences or public forums

  • Must be US Person


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers