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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311006

Directorate: Deputy Director for Science and Technology

Division: Institutional S&T Investments

Job Description

The Linus Pauling Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting qualified candidate applications from recent and upcoming PhD Graduates in Science & Engineering, who wish to conduct research on a project of their choice.

Canditates will be required to sumbit the following items as one PDF uploaded attachment when applying to this position:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Current CV

  3. Statement of Research Interests/Plans (including reasoning on why PNNL is a good place to carry out your studies)

  4. Written Response to each of the following questions (please include views from your own research interests as well as wider scope across your field):

  • What is the most interesting/challenging problem in your field today? What intrigues you most about this problem?

  • What do you think it will take to solve that problem (do we need to invent new tools, new algorithms, push the bounds of detection limits)? What will it take and how would you propose to engage or participate?

  • If that problem were already solved, what would the impact be on you? On science? On society?

  1. Unofficial Transcripts

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD in 2017 or later, or by August 2021 from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have completed a PhD in Science or Engineering field related the mission area

Have submitted the PDF application packet as indicated above

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Deputy Dir for S&T

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Institutional S&T Investments

Opening Date: 2020-08-01

Closing Date: 2020-11-18