Jeff Doebrich is a Regional Science Advisor with the Office of International Programs where he is responsible for facilitating USGS cooperative science in Africa and the Middle East.
Jeff Doebrich has been an economic geologist with the USGS since 1982. His research has focused on a variety of mineral resource issues in the Great Basin of the western United States, in Central Asia, and in the Middle East.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s Jeff served two tours of duty with the USGS Saudi Arabian Mission, including one as Mission Chief Scientist. Jeff has coordinated large regional mineral resource assessments in the Great Basin and Central Asia, including the USGS mineral resource assessment of Afghanistan from 2004 to 2006. In 2010, Jeff led the overall USGS program in Iraq, a multidisciplinary effort involving mineral and water resource studies, establishment of an agrometeorological network, and creation of a national spatial data infrastructure.
From 2006 to 2016, Jeff was the Associate Program Coordinator for the USGS Mineral Resources Program. Since January 2017, Jeff has been the Africa and Middle East Science Advisor for the USGS Office of International Programs.
2017-Present: Africa and Middle East Science Advisor, USGS Office of International Programs, Reston, VA
2006-2016: Associate Program Coordinator, USGS Mineral Resources Program, Reston, VA
2004-2006: Research Geologist, USGS Eastern Region Mineral Resources Team, Reston, VA
2001-2004: Research Geologist, USGS Western Region Mineral Resources Team, Reno, NV
1997-2001: Mission Chief Scientist, USGS Saudi Arabian Mission, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1989-1996: Research Geologist, USGS Branch of Western Mineral Resources, Reno, NV
1985-1989: Research Geologist, USGS Saudi Arabian Mission, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1982-1985: Physical Science Technician, USGS Branch of Central Mineral Resources, Denver, CO
Education and Certifications
Colorado School of Mines, Undergraduate and Graduate degrees