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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Analytical Chemist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311609

Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate

Division: Nuclear Sciences

Group: Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering

Job Description

Conducts research for the Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering Group in PNNL’s Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL). The RPL is a Hazard Category II Nuclear Facility with capability for performing work on dispersible and highly radioactive and hazardous materials. The candidate will be working with radioactive materials and chemicals in laboratories that are in radiological controlled areas, including radiation areas, radioactive material areas, and contamination areas.

In general, the candidate will conduct research of organic or inorganic substances. Analyze and test new or existing materials to identify their properties and characteristics for the development or improvement of new or existing products. Studies the relationship between chemical and physical properties. May specialize in analytical, inorganic, nuclear, radiochemistry, or physical chemistry.

  • Technical Leadership–Building reputation through application of S&E principles and theories and developing technical approaches to solve challenges.

  • Organizational Leadership–Building networks at a local and capability level. Effectively teaming to share resources and optimize research at the group and division level. Mentoring junior staff and students.

  • Project Execution–Receives guidance on new assignments, making preliminary selections on technical alternatives; independently completes recurring assignments. Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget. Contributes to proposals. Embraces expectations for quality, safety, and security. Communicates the importance within the work team.

  • Impact–Member of external professional community. Presenter at national or international forums. Leads elements or sections of technical products

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience, and skill set of the successful candidate(s).

Chemist 2:

  • Technical Leadership–Building reputation through application of S&E principles and theories and developing technical approaches to solve challenges.

  • Organizational Leadership–Building networks at a local and capability level. Effectively teaming to share resources and optimize research at the group and division level. Mentoring junior staff and students.

  • Project Execution–Receives guidance on new assignments, making preliminary selections on technical alternatives; independently completes recurring assignments. Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget. Contributes to proposals. Embraces expectations for quality, safety, and security. Communicates the importance within the work team.

  • Impact–Member of external professional community. Presenter at national or international forums. Leads elements or sections of technical products

Chemist 3:

  • Technical Leadership–Established local reputation with specialization in at least one S&E domain. Making key contributions in setting technical direction.

  • Organizational Leadership–Developing and optimizing capabilities at the division level. Developing external reputation. Building effective project teams with membership across a group, S&E domain and/or directorate. Contributing to the local organization through mentorship of junior staff and taking on operational assignments.

  • Project Execution–Selects and develops technical approaches on assignments with occasional oversight on complex problems. Principal investigator or co-PI on projects or tasks, while integrating capabilities of work team members. Supports scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or major task level. Generates new ideas for proposals and business development opportunities while leading development of technical section of small to medium proposals. Demonstrates ability to acquire funding for self with programmatic impact at the sector and division level. Serves as a role model for quality, safety, and security.

  • Impact–Establishing leadership role in professional community including professional societies, other laboratories, academia, and industry. Lead of technical products.

Minimum Qualifications

Chemist 2:

  • BS/BA with 2 years of experience.

  • MS/MA with 0 years of experience.

  • PhD with 0 years of experience.

Chemist 3:

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience.

  • MS/MA with 3 years of experience.

  • PhD with 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical skills with ICP-MS, ICP-OES, GC-MS, ion chromatographic methods, spectrometry, total organic carbon, wet chemistry testing, wastewater testing, air particulate testing, and radiochemistry is desired.

  • Knowledge of Standard Methods, ASME, Industrial Hygiene, EPA SW-846 RCRA Methods, and air chemistry methods is desired.

  • Experience working under ASME-NQA-2008/2009 and addendum and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 or 217 quality assurance programs is desired.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Closing Statement

  • Candidate will be trained and must perform to Radiation Worker standards (Radiological Worker II), as well as building and project procedures for managing radioactive and hazardous materials.

  • There will be occasional off-shift work evenings, nights and weekends.

  • Heavy lifting, up to 40 lbs., will be needed occasionally.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Nuclear Chem & Engineering

Opening Date: 2021-02-01

Closing Date: 2021-03-03

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