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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Bachelor Research Associate - Systems Engineering in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311696

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Applied Decision Systems & Analytics

Job Description

Do you want to be challenged with hard real-world problems in the areas of national security, environmental responsibility, and energy reliability? Do you want to be the innovator and problem solver that makes our nation safer and stronger? Does the thought of working on cutting-edge applied research around some of our nation's top applied decision topics sound compelling to you? Do you want to work side by side with world class scientists and engineers?

If you answered yes, please join us as an engineer in the Applied Decision Systems & Analytics Group. We're looking for smart, creative, and motivated people who have a passion for solving critical national challenges. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking highly qualified candidates with expertise in engineering and systems science, with the drive to apply their skills to an eclectic mix of national challenges. The qualified candidate will become part of a world-class team helping assess and manage the risk to resilient energy production and delivery, to a sustainable global environment, and to effective national security. The successful candidate will also be supporting others in the development of new sponsor opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering with 3.75 GPA or higher preferred

  • The successful candidate will have a range of skills and familiarity with several of the following areas: Software development, technology test and evaluation processes, configuration management and quality control processes.

  • Past performance must demonstrate attributes of being self-motivated, self-directed, able to juggle multiple projects, and able to work with interdisciplinary teams.

  • In addition to analytical skills, a successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills and experience in preparing, reviewing, and presenting the results of complex technical reports and recommendation to senior management.

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

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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.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Applied Dec Syst & Analytics

Opening Date: 2021-02-23

Closing Date: 2021-03-02