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Post Masters Research Associate - Life Cycle Analysis

at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Overview

The Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Cyberphysical Engineer to join our Operational Systems Engineering (OSE) Group. This represents a fantastic opportunity to be a key contributor to an internationally recognized research group that is pushing the envelope in operational systems ranging from hydropower and ecological systems to nuclear and border protection systems. A key focus of this position is emphasis on developing life cycle analyses.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate analytic, task management, and communication skills (both oral and written) to clearly define and articulate both objectives and outcomes of their research. In addition to high-quality support for clients (both internal and external), a critical part of the position is the ability to quickly and effectively develop and demonstrate skills and abilities that will lead to growth in responsibilities and career progression.

+ Lead subtasks and contributes to the production of technical reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers in support of principle investigators and project managers.

+ Ability to develop and maintain internal and external scientific networks.

+ Establish and maintain high technical quality in work products.

+ Ability to contribute to the growth of new business development opportunities and capabilities for project and program teams.

+ Effective written and oral communication is required as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively on diverse, multidisciplinary teams.

+ Excellent organizational and task coordination skills

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

+ Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Masters degree in Environmental/Sustainability Engineering or related fields.

+ Monte Carlo, attributional LCA, and consequential LCA.

+ Exposure to multidisciplinary engineering/resource economics, environmental, and justice principles and methodologies including TEA, EJSCREEN, GIS, MFA, etc.

+ Programming and building complex models with big data.

+ Immediate start preferred.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Some travel (for scientific conferences, client networking, etc.) may be necessary depending on evolving project/programmatic needs and candidate interest.

Additional Information

Must be a US Citizen.

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov.

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

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Job Posting: JC217709306

Posted On: Jul 02, 2022

Updated On: Aug 02, 2022