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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Data Scientist - Intermediate in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309504

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Applied Statistics & Computational Modeling

Job Description

This position is for a Scientist in Data Science and Mathematical Statistics who will provide scientific and technical research within the National Security Directorate (NSD) supporting the data analytics capabilities of the Computational Analytics Division. The Scientist will define and carry out the application of existing methodologies and original research in data science and mathematical statistics, including statistical methods in experimental design, machine learning, and data modeling to recognize patterns, characterize uncertainty, and develop predictive models using structured and unstructured data. The Scientist will produce solutions driven by domain science and mathematical statistical science from complex and high-dimensional datasets and design, develop, and evaluate advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from data. In addition to technical research this position expects participation and career development in task management, proposal writing, business development, and publishing.

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL emply 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. Our research portfolio – spanning from basic to applied – includes statistical modeling and experimental design, applied statistics, applied mathematics, machine learning, operations research, optimization, and other advanced statistical and mathematical domains.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions to address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security. Core domain knowledge is beneficial, such as in the nuclear, biological, energy, materials, or chemical science spaces.

Minimum Qualifications

• BS/BA with 2 years of experience, MS/MA with 0 years of experience or PhD with 0 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in domain science, particularly energy, nuclear, materials science

• Position requires a degree in statistics, mathematics, or closely related fields with experience involving increasing levels of scientific research, task management, and programmatic responsibility

• Position requires ability to apply theories and develop technical approaches with minimal oversight

• Position requires the ability to effectively team with scientists and engineers to develop creative solutions to complex problems

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

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Appld Stats & Computa Modeling

Opening Date: 2019-10-04

Closing Date: 2020-01-02