Mining Engineers sought for federal research centers in Pittsburgh and Spokane

NIOSH researcher measuring noise at surface mine site

We are seeking mining engineers to work in several rewarding mine safety and health research programs at our world class research centers in Pittsburgh PA and Spokane WA. These engineers will:

  • Perform research and development on engineering solutions to mining safety and health hazards
  • Collaborate with teams to plan and execute multi-year projects
  • Communicate research results to industry stakeholders and colleagues through presentations, publications, and the Internet

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to perform high-impact research that will immediately address the hazards that are threatening the health and safety of our nation’s mine workers. For instance, our engineers develop methods to prevent rock falls in surface and underground mines. They develop noise controls to prevent hearing loss. They create survival systems to help rescue miners from fires and explosions. They develop techniques to prevent exposure to hazardous dust. There are opportunities to work on every significant mining hazard to have a national and global impact.

NIOSH researchers using prototype through-the-earth communication system in a coal mineYou’ll work at one of our conveniently located research centers in Pittsburgh or Spokane and be employed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, which is part of the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation and the opportunity to collaborate with researchers around the world.

The minimum qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from an accredited institution.  For more details about these positions and about working for OMSHR contact us at


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