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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Data Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312101

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Earth Systems Predictability & Resiliency

Job Description

The candidate for this position will actively participate in interdisciplinary projects to develop and deploy technologies to study and mitigate the environmental impact of renewable energy systems such as conventional hydropower, wind, marine and hydrokinetic energy. The primary scope of this position includes leading projects or tasks relevant to big data analytics for three-dimensional fixed/mobile source localization and tracking using large wireless or cabled sensor network, image-based object detection and monitoring, and advanced algorithm development. The candidate will work closely with other engineers to develop autonomous sensors/platforms and self-powered sensor systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD degree in an engineering, computer science, or a related field.

The candidate must have following qualifications or skills:

  • Training and experience in inverting/inferencing large wireless or cabled sensor network data;

  • Knowledge of underwater acoustic or hydroacoustics, imaging sonar, and other remote sensing technologies;

  • Strong hands-on skills and experience with deep learning and machine learning;

  • Strong publication record;

  • Proficient programming skills in at least one programming language (MATLAB, Python, R, or C++);

  • Experience with data analytics and visualization tools (e.g., MATLAB; Tecplot; Photoshop; AutoCAD);

  • Experience with digital signal processing and image processing;

  • Work well in a team setting; will exhibit a strong work ethic; will be self-motivated; and will place a high value on data quality and accuracy;

  • Strong hands-on skills and experience with High Performance Computing on Linux systems will be a plus

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: Earth Syst Predicta & Resil

Opening Date: 2021-05-15

Closing Date: 2021-06-14