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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Bachelors RA - Operational Systems and Technology (NSIP) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310415

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems and Technoloyg

Group: Advanced Engineered Systems

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking bachelor degree candidates for assignments within the National Security Internship Program (NSIP). The National Security Directorate at PNNL is currently in need of at least one Research Associate to support e-learning design and development for a variety of DOE-sponsored projects. With a long history of fielding operationally hardened systems, the Advanced Engineered Systems (AES) group works with sponsors to understand needs and deployment environments. Using a scalable, systems engineering approach, the AES delivers robust electronic, mechanical and embedded solutions, managing the full lifecycle of products, including design, manufacture, post-deployment support and technology transfer. AES also leverages recent industry advancements, enabling custom solutions to be quickly put in the hands of users.


In order to have a complete application package, the three (3) listed items below are required and must be uploaded correctly per the below instructions:

Combine the below into one (1) PDF document

1) Resume or CV

2) Current unofficial transcript, cumulative GPA must be listed

3) A 300 word essay describing how your specific skills and interests pertain to the focus area above and why you should be selected for this opportunity.

When prompted to “Upload Resume” all documents listed above must be bundled into ONE-SINGLE PDF for resume upload. If any one of the 3 components are not included in one-single PDF file, applications will be rejected and will no longer be considered. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on posting close date.

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 3.3 required.

U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

The primary e-learning development tools used on our projects include Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Adobe Photoshop. The research associate should also be familiar with basic computer programming principles as there is quite a bit of conditional logic involved when creating interactive scenarios.

Any experience with 3D development and/or game design would be a plus but is not required. Similarly, a rudimentary understanding of adult learning theory may open more opportunities during the internship but is also not required.

The research associate will work closely with the Technical Team Lead and at least one Instructional Systems Design team member.

Preferred Education/Credential

Having completed a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Machine learning and Instructional Design.

Specific capabilities programming Arduino hardware are desired.

Successful applicants should also be both a systems thinker and a tinkerer.

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment

May require working in an electronic laboratory and in that case would be provided a research supervisor and appropriate protective equipment.

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: National Security

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Advanced Engineered Systems

Opening Date: 2020-02-05

Closing Date: 2020-03-06