Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Machine Learning Researcher in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308844

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Applied Statistics & Computational Modeling

Job Description

This position is for a Scientist in Machine Learning who will provide scientific and technical research within the National Security Directorate (NSD) on 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 machine learning and data science. 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 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 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 statistical and mathematical theories and methods to deploy algorithmic and other computational-based solutions to address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree with 5+ years’ experience; MS degree with 3+ years’ experience or PhD with 1 year experience

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

  • Research experience in multiple areas of computational analytics including areas such as machine learning, data mining, statistical modeling, and optimization

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics, mathematics or closely related fields.

  • Scientific peer-reviewed publication record

  • Experience in proposal development

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

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Appld Stats & Computa Modeling

Opening Date: 2019-02-08

Closing Date: 2019-05-09