Pacific Northwest National Laboratory User Experience Research Scientist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306221

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Visual Analytics

Job Description

You are a passionate and talented user experience practitioner that has proven yourself as a creative professional and an advocate of user centered design. You are addicted to defining user requirements and use cases that drive your design decisions. You have examples of how your visual, interactive design and art direction has made an impact in commercial or research-driven products, demonstrable through the beginnings of a great portfolio. You can demonstrate creative thinking, strong visual design, software interaction design, user research and the ability to quickly conceptualize through sketch with pen and pencil when needed.

You have burgeoning sponsor relationship skills and can create compelling vision documents and proposals. You are entrepreneurial and not afraid to take on hard, complex user experience challenges. At PNNL, you can define your future by choosing – and creating – the opportunities you work on. To succeed, you are proactive about seeking out new opportunities and opening doors. You are passionate about research and have begun to develop a publishing record in HCI or User Experience. You can get technical with the best of them and can communicate effectively with developers, program managers and testers to gain their support for your ideas. You have a versatile communications style – you can communicate with sponsors, scientists and geeks alike.

You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and different subject domains, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. As a member of our user experience team, you will use great design as a tool to help solve some of the nation’s most pressing challenges in security, energy independence, and environmental science.

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks.

Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of experience or advanced degree.

Intermediate position. Augments theoretical knowledge with practical applications and working knowledge. Knowledgeable in a primary discipline or subject area.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction or related design degree, or Ph.D.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Visual Analytics

Opening Date: 2017-01-30

Closing Date: 2017-11-01