Director of Geology

Posted on 7/19/2023

KoBold Metals

KoBold Metals

51-200 employees

AI-driven ethical mineral exploration

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$175,000 - $250,000

Senior, Expert


Required Skills
Data Science
  • Excellence in generative analysis and data aggregation
  • Experience running field programs in a variety of settings and project stages
  • A deep understanding of one or more ore deposit types, and broad expertise in the geochemistry, geophysics, and geology of ore genesis
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to motivate and inspire others, to share ownership and responsibility for project outcomes, and to work effectively in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams
  • A strong track record of coaching and training geoscientists of varying experience, educational backgrounds and cultures in leading-practice mineral exploration
  • Demonstrated commitment to high standards of health and safety in the workplace
  • An orientation to first-principles thinking and rigor in generating and testing exploration hypotheses
  • A minimum of 15 years experience in the mineral exploration industry
  • Professional Geologist registered in Canada (or eligible to register)
  • An M.Sc. or higher degree in a geoscience field or in a related physical science
  • Insatiable intellectual curiosity
  • Establish and maintain high standards of practice in exploration geology at the company through guidance and coaching to joint geoscience/data science project teams on:
  • Data aggregation, curation, and generating exploration hypotheses
  • Design, planning, and execution of exploration field programs
  • Explore and promote new ways of integrating advanced data science methods and new technologies with leading practice geoscience to advance the state of the art in mineral exploration
  • Contribute to exploration strategy and project reviews as a member of the leadership team of the company
  • Standardize geoscience practice across the organization
  • Demonstrate and encourage safety leadership throughout the company
  • Provide coaching and feedback to project geologists on a continuous and ongoing basis as well as periodic formal reviews
  • Keep track of geologists' development of core skills and create opportunities and assignments to enable each geologist to achieve their and the company's professional development objectives

KoBold Metals stands out as a dynamic workplace due to its pioneering use of AI and statistical modeling in mineral exploration. With a specialized focus on ethically discovering critical battery metals, the company propels the electric vehicle industry forward while prioritizing sustainable practices. This commitment not only positions KoBold Metals as a leader in a crucial sector but also fosters a culture of innovation and responsibility among its workforce.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Berkeley, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth